Methes Energies International (OTCMKTS:MEIL) and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Methes Energies International and LyondellBasell Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Methes Energies International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
LyondellBasell Industries pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Methes Energies International does not pay a dividend. LyondellBasell Industries pays out 39.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LyondellBasell Industries has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.3% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Methes Energies International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Methes Energies International has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LyondellBasell Industries has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Methes Energies International and LyondellBasell Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Methes Energies International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
LyondellBasell Industries has a consensus target price of $117.68, suggesting a potential upside of 22.51%. Given LyondellBasell Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LyondellBasell Industries is more favorable than Methes Energies International.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Methes Energies International and LyondellBasell Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Methes Energies International||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|LyondellBasell Industries||$34.48 billion||1.07||$4.88 billion||$10.23||9.39|
LyondellBasell Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Methes Energies International.
LyondellBasell Industries beats Methes Energies International on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Methes Energies International
Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company, produces and sells biodiesel fuel and biodiesel processing equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers Denami biodiesel processors. The company also produces glycerin and offer services related to the production of biodiesel, as well as purchases and sells feedstock. It sells its products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About LyondellBasell Industries
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Olefins and PolyolefinsAmericas; Olefins and PolyolefinsEurope, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Refining; and Technology. It produces and markets olefins and co-products; polyethylene products, which consist of high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and linear low density polyethylene; and polypropylene (PP) products, such as PP homopolymers, copolymers, and compounds. The company also produces and sells propylene oxide and its derivatives; oxyfuels and related products; and intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomers, methanol products, glacial acetic acids, vinyl acetate monomers, and ethylene oxides and derivatives. In addition, it refines crude oil and other crude oils of varied types and sources into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel; develops and licenses chemical and polyolefin process technologies; and manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts, as well as purchases and sells ethylene. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. was founded in 2005 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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