Critical Analysis: NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:NHNKY) and DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR (DNLMY)

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:DNLMY) and NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:NHNKY) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR pays out 21.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A
NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR 5.53% 9.65% 6.90%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR $1.41 billion 1.42 $98.73 million $0.54 18.46
NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR $1.57 billion 1.67 $82.38 million $0.51 29.04

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR. DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Volatility & Risk

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR has a beta of -0.22, indicating that its stock price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR beats DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR Company Profile

Dunelm Group plc engages in the retail of homewares in the United Kingdom. The company offers furniture for bedroom, living room, dining room, and office; sofas and chairs; bed frames, mattresses, beds, and headboards, as well as kids beds; and bedding products, such as bed linens, duvets, pillows, protectors, and baby and kids beddings. It also provides curtains, poles and tracks, and curtain accessories; blinds; rugs, runners, and door mats; cushions and throws, mirrors, pictures and frames, wallpapers, and accessories; lighting products, including ceiling and wall lights, lamp shades, floor and table lamps, and outdoor lights; and kitchen products, such as cooking, dining, utility, and storage products, as well as electricals. In addition, the company offers towels and bathmats, bathroom accessories, and bathroom furniture; nursery products and kids accessories; and garden furniture, chimineas and heaters, sheds and storage products, garden furniture covers, and garden décor products. As of September 12, 2018, the company operated 172 stores, including 169 out-of-town superstores; and 3 stores located in high streets, as well as online stores. Dunelm Group plc was founded in 1979 and is based in Syston, the United Kingdom.

NIHON KOHDEN Co/ADR Company Profile

Nihon Kohden Corporation develops, produces, and sells medical electronic equipment in Japan and internationally. It provides physiological measuring equipment, including electroencephalographs, electrocardiographs, evoked potential and electromyogram measuring systems, and polygraphs for cath labs, diagnostic information systems, and related consumables, such as recording paper, electrodes and catheters, and maintenance services. The company also offers patient monitors systems comprising central monitors, bedside monitors, wireless monitors, remote access software, and other equipment; and clinical information systems and related consumables and services. In addition, it provides treatment equipment, such as defibrillators, automated external defibrillators, pacemakers, implanted cardioverter defibrillators, ventilators, anesthesia machines, vagal nerve stimulations, cochlear implants, and related consumables and services, such as AED pads and batteries. Further, the company offers other medical equipment consisting of automated hematology analyzers, clinical chemistry analyzers, ultrasound diagnostic equipment, basic laboratory equipment, as well as consumables, including test reagents, and installation and maintenance services. Nihon Kohden Corporation was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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