Contrasting Grasim Industries (GRSXY) and SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR (SMFKY)

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR (OTCMKTS:SMFKY) and Grasim Industries (OTCMKTS:GRSXY) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Volatility & Risk

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grasim Industries has a beta of -1.87, suggesting that its stock price is 287% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and Grasim Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR $10.21 billion 0.71 -$762.93 million $3.33 9.12
Grasim Industries $9.05 billion 0.72 $415.57 million N/A N/A

Grasim Industries has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and Grasim Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR 0 1 1 0 2.50
Grasim Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and Grasim Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Grasim Industries 1.55% 2.51% 0.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Grasim Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays out 36.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Grasim Industries beats SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR

Smurfit Kappa Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells paper-based packaging products. The company operates through Europe and the Americas segments. It offers containerboards, corrugated containers, and other paper-based packaging products, such as solid boards, graphic boards, and bag-in-box. The company's product portfolio includes containerboards, including brown kraftliners and testliners, recycled flutings, semi chemical flutings, and white top kraftliners and testliners; core boards, corrugated sheet boards, folding carton sheet boards, kraft papers, preprinted liners, printing and writing papers, sack kraft papers, and solid board sheets; and standard, food, consumer, industrial, postal, protective, and retail packaging products, as well as paper bags and sacks, and point of sale displays packaging products. It also provides recovered paper; pulp and seedlings; and packing machines, such as bag-in-box, corrugated and solid board, and folding carton machines. In addition, Smurfit Kappa Group plc operates as a finance company. The company serves food, beverage, and household consumables sectors. Smurfit Kappa Group plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

About Grasim Industries

Grasim Industries Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells viscose staple fiber, chemicals, cement, and textiles in India and internationally. The company operates through Fibre and Pulp, Chemicals, Cement, and Others segments. It provides viscose staple fiber, a man-made biodegradable fiber for use in apparels, home textiles, dress material, knitted wear, and non-woven applications; and wood pulp. The company also offers cement products comprising grey cement; white cement for floorings and exterior wall finishes under the Birla White brand name; ready mix concrete; and putty for wall finishing and various architectural applications. In addition, it provides chemical products, such as rayon grade caustic soda; stable bleaching powder used in water purification, sanitation, and as a bleaching agent; poly aluminum chloride used in water treatment, paper sizing, and effluent treatment; and chloro sulphonic acid used in vinyl sulphate, the raw material for dyes and intermediates, saccharin, drugs, and pharmaceuticals, as well as chlorine/hydrochloric acid and chlorinated paraffin wax products. Further, the company provides textile products that include fabrics, synthetic yarns, and worsted dyed yarn spun, as well as branded suitings under the Grasim and Graviera brand names. It sells its textile products through a retail network of exclusive showrooms, as well as through wholesalers and multi-brand outlets. Grasim Industries Limited was incorporated in 1947 and is based in Nagda, India.

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