Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) vs. LyondellBasell Industries (OTCMKTS:LYB) Head-To-Head Contrast

Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Pledge Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pledge Petroleum and LyondellBasell Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pledge Petroleum $20,000.00 503.55 -$30,000.00 N/A N/A
LyondellBasell Industries $39.00 billion 0.83 $4.69 billion $11.27 7.79

LyondellBasell Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Pledge Petroleum.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Pledge Petroleum and LyondellBasell Industries, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pledge Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A
LyondellBasell Industries 1 6 9 0 2.50

LyondellBasell Industries has a consensus price target of $108.21, suggesting a potential upside of 23.25%. Given LyondellBasell Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LyondellBasell Industries is more favorable than Pledge Petroleum.


LyondellBasell Industries pays an annual dividend of $4.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Pledge Petroleum does not pay a dividend. LyondellBasell Industries pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LyondellBasell Industries has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.


This table compares Pledge Petroleum and LyondellBasell Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pledge Petroleum N/A -541.01% -116.81%
LyondellBasell Industries 11.24% 38.05% 14.07%

Volatility & Risk

Pledge Petroleum has a beta of -23.17, indicating that its share price is 2,417% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LyondellBasell Industries has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


LyondellBasell Industries beats Pledge Petroleum on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pledge Petroleum

Pledge Petroleum Corp. does not have significant operations. Previously, it focused on the acquisition of producing oil fields. The company was formerly known as Propell Technologies Group, Inc. and changed its name to Pledge Petroleum Corp. in February 2017. Pledge Petroleum Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.

About LyondellBasell Industries

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a chemical company worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas; Olefins and Polyolefins—Europe, Asia, International; Intermediates and Derivatives; Advanced Polymer Solutions; 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 and copolymers. 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. Further, it produces and markets compounds and solutions, such as polypropylene compounds, engineered plastics, masterbatches, engineered composites, colors, and powders; and advanced polymers. In addition, the company 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 headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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