Comparing World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) & Central Energy Partners (OTCMKTS:ENGY)

World Fuel Services (NYSE:INTGet Rating) and Central Energy Partners (OTCMKTS:ENGYGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.8% of World Fuel Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of World Fuel Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for World Fuel Services and Central Energy Partners, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
World Fuel Services 0 0 1 0 3.00
Central Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

World Fuel Services currently has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.71%. Given World Fuel Services’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe World Fuel Services is more favorable than Central Energy Partners.


This table compares World Fuel Services and Central Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
World Fuel Services 0.19% 6.56% 1.56%
Central Energy Partners N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares World Fuel Services and Central Energy Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
World Fuel Services $59.04 billion 0.03 $114.20 million $1.81 14.25
Central Energy Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

World Fuel Services has higher revenue and earnings than Central Energy Partners.

Risk and Volatility

World Fuel Services has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central Energy Partners has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.


World Fuel Services beats Central Energy Partners on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About World Fuel Services

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World Fuel Services Corp. engages in the distribution of fuel and related products and services in the aviation, marine, and land transportation industries. It operates through the following segments: Aviation, Land, and Marine. The Aviation segment supply fuel and service solutions to commercial airlines, second and third-tier airlines, cargo carriers, regional and low-cost carriers, airports, fixed based operators, corporate fleets, fractional operators, and private aircraft. The Land segment offers fuel, heating oil, propane, natural gas, lubricants, and related products and services to petroleum distributors operating in the land transportation market, retail petroleum operators, and industrial, commercial, residential, and government customers. The Marine segment markets its products and services to marine customers, including international container and tanker fleets, commercial cruise lines, yachts and time-charter operators, U.S. and foreign governments, and other fuel suppliers. Its solutions include oil and energy procurement, distribution and storage, operations support, financial, consulting, and technology services. The company was founded in July 1984 and is headquart

About Central Energy Partners

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Central Energy Partners LP engages in cargo-transportation business. It provides liquid bulk storage, trans-loading and transportation services for hazardous chemicals and petroleum products through company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The company was founded on July 10, 2003 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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