Head to Head Contrast: Glencore (GLNCY) versus Gazprom (OGZPY)

Gazprom (OTCMKTS: OGZPY) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.


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Gazprom pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Glencore pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Glencore pays out 14.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Gazprom has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glencore has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Gazprom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Glencore shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gazprom and Glencore’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazprom $91.67 billion 0.06 $14.27 billion N/A N/A
Glencore $205.48 billion 0.34 $5.78 billion $0.78 12.56

Gazprom has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Glencore.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Gazprom and Glencore, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazprom 0 2 0 0 2.00
Glencore 1 2 3 1 2.57


This table compares Gazprom and Glencore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazprom N/A N/A N/A
Glencore N/A N/A N/A


Glencore beats Gazprom on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gazprom

Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, an energy company, engages in the geological exploration, production, processing, storage, transportation, and sale of gas, gas condensate, and oil worldwide. The company operates through Production of Gas, Transportation, Distribution of Gas, Gas Storage, Production of Crude Oil and Gas Condensate, Refining, and Electric and Heat Energy Generation and Sales segments. It also produces coalbed methane; and owns Unified Gas Supply System, a centrally operated system of natural gas processing, transportation, and storage totaling approximately 171.2 thousand kilometers that comprises 250 compressor stations with a total capacity of 46.2 thousand megawatts in Russia. In addition, the company operates underground gas storage facilities; generates and sells electric and heat energy; operates oil refining and petrochemical complexes; and produces and exports liquefied natural gas. Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom has a strategic cooperation agreement with China National Petroleum Corp. to cooperate in various areas, such as gas supply, natural gas power generation, and natural gas vehicle fuel supply. Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

About Glencore

Glencore plc engages in the production, refinement, processing, storage, transport and marketing of metals and minerals, energy products, and agricultural products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products. The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in smelting, refining, mining, processing, and storing zinc, copper, lead, alumina, aluminum, ferroalloys, nickel, cobalt, and iron ore. The Energy Products segment activities include coal mining and oil production operations covering crude oil, oil products, steam coal, and metallurgical coal; and investments in ports, vessels, and storage facilities. The Agricultural Products segment engages in the storage, handling, processing, and port facilities of wheat, corn, canola, barley, rice, oil seeds, meals, edible oils, biofuels, cotton, and sugar. Glencore plc markets and delivers physical commodities sourced from third party producers and its production to industrial consumers in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil, and food processing industries. The company was formerly known as Glencore Xstrata plc and changed its name to Glencore plc in May 2014. Glencore plc was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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