Head-To-Head Survey: SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR (SEKEY) & HTC (OTCMKTS:HTCXF)

SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR (OTCMKTS:SEKEY) and HTC (OTCMKTS:HTCXF) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR and HTC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR 0 1 1 0 2.50
HTC 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR shares are held 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.

Dividends

SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. HTC does not pay a dividend. SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR and HTC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR N/A N/A N/A
HTC N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR and HTC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR $10.37 billion 0.54 $392.17 million $0.56 14.18
HTC $2.42 billion 0.00 N/A N/A N/A

SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than HTC.

Summary

SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR beats HTC on 4 of the 5 factors compared between the two stocks.

SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR Company Profile

Seiko Epson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and provides services for products in the printing solutions, visual communications, wearable and industrial products, and other businesses in Japan, the United States, China, and internationally. Its Printing Solutions segment provides inkjet printers, serial impact dot matrix printers, page printers, color image scanners, large-format inkjet printers, industrial inkjet printing systems, printers for use in POS systems, label printers and related consumables, office papermaking systems, personal computers, and others. The company's Visual Communications segment develops, manufactures, and sells 3LCD projectors for business, education, and the home markets; high-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD panels for 3LCD projectors; and smart eyewear. Its Wearable & Industrial Products segment offers watches and watch movements; sensing systems and equipment; built-in sensors used in the personal health and sports fields, etc.; industrial robots and other production systems; and electronic devices. This segment also designs, manufactures, and sells electronic devices, such as crystal units, crystal oscillators, and quartz sensors for consumer, automotive, and industrial equipment applications; and CMOS LSIs and other chips primarily for consumer electronics and automotive applications, as well as provides metal powders and surface finishing services. Seiko Epson Corporation was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Suwa, Japan.

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