Hoya (OTCMKTS:HOCPY) and MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR (OTCMKTS:MGDDY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.
Hoya pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Hoya pays out 22.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This table compares Hoya and MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Hoya has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Hoya shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Hoya and MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hoya||$5.16 billion||5.40||$1.10 billion||$2.90||25.21|
|MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR||$26.02 billion||0.86||$1.98 billion||$2.20||11.26|
MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Hoya. MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hoya, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hoya and MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Hoya Company Profile
HOYA Corporation engages in the life care and information technology businesses. The company offers healthcare products, including eyeglass and contact lenses; and medical products, such as medical endoscopes, laparoscopic surgical instruments, intraocular lenses, and prosthetic ceramic fillers and orthopedic implants. It also provides electronics products comprising mask blanks and photomasks for manufacturing semiconductor chips; photomasks for liquid crystal display panels; and glass disks for hard disk drives. In addition, the company offers imaging products that include optical glasses/optical glasses, lens units, colored glass filters, and laser equipment. Further, it provides various IT solutions, which comprise system architecture and information processing, ERP solutions, and Internet services, as well as operates as an application service provider; speech synthesis software; and cloud services. Additionally, the company operates a chain of specialist contact lens stores. HOYA Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR Company Profile
Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin manufactures, distributes, and sells tires worldwide. It operates through three segments: Automotive and Related Distribution, Road Transportation and Related Distribution, and Specialty Businesses and Related Distribution. The company offers tires for cars, motorcycles, scooters, trucks, agricultural, and construction equipment, as well as bikes, freight transport, public transit, trucking, civil engineering, and aviation. It is also involved in the provision of tire-related services, including design, development, and fine-tuning of mobility solutions for fleet managers; mobility services, such as road maps, mobile apps, itineraries, and travel guides; lifestyle products comprising car and bike accessories, shoe soles, and sports and leisure gears; and high-tech materials that include 3D printing, chemical and specialty, rubber, biosourced, recycled, and hydrogen materials. The company was formerly known as Manufacture de Caoutchouc Michelin and changed its name to Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin in October 1951. Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin was founded in 1863 and is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
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