PETROFAC Ltd/ADR (POFCY) and Zurich Insurance Group (ZURVY) Critical Contrast

PETROFAC Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:POFCY) and Zurich Insurance Group (OTCMKTS:ZURVY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PETROFAC Ltd/ADR and Zurich Insurance Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PETROFAC Ltd/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00
Zurich Insurance Group 1 3 2 0 2.17

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of PETROFAC Ltd/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Zurich Insurance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


PETROFAC Ltd/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Zurich Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. PETROFAC Ltd/ADR pays out 19.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Zurich Insurance Group pays out 6.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Volatility and Risk

PETROFAC Ltd/ADR has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zurich Insurance Group has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares PETROFAC Ltd/ADR and Zurich Insurance Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zurich Insurance Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PETROFAC Ltd/ADR and Zurich Insurance Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PETROFAC Ltd/ADR $6.40 billion 0.44 -$29.00 million $0.51 7.94
Zurich Insurance Group $63.96 billion 0.74 $3.00 billion $1.99 15.70

Zurich Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than PETROFAC Ltd/ADR. PETROFAC Ltd/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Zurich Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Zurich Insurance Group beats PETROFAC Ltd/ADR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Petrofac Limited, an oilfield service company, provides facilities solutions to the oil and gas production and processing industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineering & Construction; Engineering & Production Services; and Integrated Energy Services. The Engineering & Construction segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning services to the onshore oil and gas industry. The Engineering & Production Services segment offers concept, feasibility, and front-end engineering and full project delivery, as well as a range of operations, maintenance, and engineering services for onshore and offshore projects. The Integrated Energy Services segment provides an integrated service for clients under flexible commercial models that are aligned with their requirements in projects, including upstream developments, related energy infrastructure projects, and investments. Petrofac Limited was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in St Helier, the Channel Islands.

About Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and related services in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Property & Casualty Regions, Life Regions, Farmers, and Non-Core Businesses segments. It offers car, home, travel, general liability, life and critical illness, and other insurance products; and saving and investment, and pension and retirement planning products. The company also provides property, casualty, management or professional liability, trade credit, political risk, marine, automotive, and cyber risk insurance products; and international programs, risk engineering, claims, and captive services. In addition, it offers employee benefits and group risk solutions, corporate investment plans, multi-employer savings plans, pension plans, captive services, and pooling solutions, as well as international programs for employees. Further, the company provides non-claims administrative and management services to the farmers' exchanges; and reinsurance services. It serves individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Insurance Group AG was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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