Highpower International (HPJ) versus Spectrum Brands (SPB) Financial Comparison

Highpower International (NASDAQ:HPJ) and Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Highpower International has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spectrum Brands has a beta of 1.93, indicating that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.2% of Highpower International shares are held by institutional investors. 30.8% of Highpower International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Spectrum Brands shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Highpower International and Spectrum Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Highpower International 4.81% 19.64% 5.33%
Spectrum Brands 24.97% 6.03% 1.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Highpower International and Spectrum Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Highpower International $293.93 million 0.18 $13.15 million N/A N/A
Spectrum Brands $3.15 billion 0.97 $768.30 million $3.54 17.66

Spectrum Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Highpower International.

Dividends

Spectrum Brands pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Highpower International does not pay a dividend. Spectrum Brands pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Highpower International and Spectrum Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Highpower International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spectrum Brands 0 4 7 0 2.64

Spectrum Brands has a consensus price target of $56.44, indicating a potential downside of 9.73%. Given Spectrum Brands’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Spectrum Brands is more favorable than Highpower International.

Summary

Spectrum Brands beats Highpower International on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Highpower International

Highpower International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. The company operates in three segments: Lithium Business, Ni-MH Batteries and Accessories, and New Material. It offers Ni-MH rechargeable batteries in AA, AAA, 9V, C, D, and SC sizes in blister packing, as well as chargers and battery packs. The company also provides lithium-ion cylindrical and polymer rechargeable batteries, and power source solutions. In addition, it is involved in the research, design, production, and sale of battery packs and systems, and lithium batteries. The company's products are used in various applications, such as electric toys, power tools, portable computers and other electronics, medical devices, and other consumer products. It serves in Mainland China, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Hong Kong Highpower Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Highpower International, Inc. in October 2010. Highpower International, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

About Spectrum Brands

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. operates as a branded consumer products company worldwide. The company's Hardware & Home Improvement segment offers hardware products under the National Hardware, Stanley, and FANAL brands; locksets and door hardware under the Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, EZSET, and Tell brands; and plumbing products under the Pfister brand. Its Global Pet Supplies segment provides dog, cat, and small animal food and treats; clean-up and training aid products and accessories; and pet health and grooming products under the 8IN1 (8-in-1), Dingo, Nature's Miracle, Wild Harvest, Littermaid, Jungle, Excel, FURminator, IAMS, Eukanuba, Healthy-Hide, DreamBone, SmartBones, GloFish, ProSense, Perfect Coat, eCOTRITION, Birdola, and Digest-eeze brands. It also offers aquariums and aquatic health supplies under the Tetra, Marineland, Whisper, and Instant Ocean brand names. The company's Home and Garden segment provides outdoor insect and weed control solutions, and animal repellents under the Spectracide, Garden Safe, Liquid Fence, and EcoLogic brands; household pest controls under the Hot Shot, Black Flag, Real-Kill, Ultra Kill, The Ant Trap, and Rid-A-Bug brand names; and personal-use pesticides under the Cutter and Repel brands. Its Global Auto Care segment offers protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products, air fresheners, and washes under the Armor All brand; automotive fuel and oil additives, and functional fluids under the STP brand name; and do-it-yourself air conditioner recharge products, refrigerant and oil recharge kits, sealants, and accessories under the A/C PRO brand. The company sells its products through retailers, e-commerce and online retailers, wholesalers and distributors, construction companies, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as HRG Group, Inc. and changed its name to Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. in July 2018. The company is headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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