Comparing Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) & Sensient Technologies (OTCMKTS:SXT)

Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) and Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pledge Petroleum and Sensient Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pledge Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sensient Technologies 0 0 5 0 3.00

Sensient Technologies has a consensus price target of $73.75, indicating a potential upside of 3.45%. Given Sensient Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sensient Technologies is more favorable than Pledge Petroleum.

Risk and Volatility

Pledge Petroleum has a beta of -23.09, indicating that its share price is 2,409% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensient Technologies has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Pledge Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Pledge Petroleum does not pay a dividend. Sensient Technologies pays out 40.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sensient Technologies has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pledge Petroleum and Sensient Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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
Sensient Technologies $1.39 billion 2.18 $157.36 million $3.55 20.08

Sensient Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Pledge Petroleum.


This table compares Pledge Petroleum and Sensient Technologies’ 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%
Sensient Technologies 11.03% 17.10% 7.94%


Sensient Technologies beats Pledge Petroleum on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pledge Petroleum Company Profile

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.

Sensient Technologies Company Profile

Sensient Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets colors, flavors, and fragrances in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flavors & Fragrances Group, Color Group, and Asia Pacific Group. The company offers flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products; ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, natural extracts, and aroma chemicals; fragrance products; and chili powder, paprika, and chili pepper, as well as dehydrated vegetables comprising parsley, celery, and spinach to the food, beverage, personal care, and household-products industries. It also provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics, such as active ingredients, solubilizers, and surface treated pigments; pharmaceutical and nutraceutical excipients, including colors, flavors, coatings, and nutraceutical ingredients; specialty inks; and technical colors for industrial applications under the Sensient Food Colors, Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, Sensient Imaging Technologies/Sensient Inks, and Sensient Industrial Colors trade names. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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