Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Stock Hold Recommendation Reiterated (PBR)
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- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 21.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $3,090.00 million to $3,763.00 million.
- PETROBRAS-PETROLEO BRASILIER has improved earnings per share by 26.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PETROBRAS-PETROLEO BRASILIER reported lower earnings of $1.70 versus $3.08 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.62 versus $1.70).
- Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $5,675.00 million or 2.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, PETROBRAS-PETROLEO BRASILIER's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
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