A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMKBY) and GN STORE NORD A/ADR (OTCMKTS:GNNDY) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GN STORE NORD A/ADR has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and GN STORE NORD A/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR $39.02 billion 0.58 $3.17 billion $0.05 108.20
GN STORE NORD A/ADR $1.68 billion 3.80 $196.57 million $4.34 33.12

A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than GN STORE NORD A/ADR. GN STORE NORD A/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. GN STORE NORD A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR pays out 140.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. GN STORE NORD A/ADR pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and GN STORE NORD A/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR 1 1 2 0 2.25


This table compares A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and GN STORE NORD A/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR -0.56% 0.17% 0.09%
GN STORE NORD A/ADR 11.53% 26.22% 9.86%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR beats GN STORE NORD A/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S operates as an integrated transport and logistics company worldwide. The company's Ocean segment engages in container shipping activities, including demurrage and detention, terminal handling, documentation services, container services, and container storage, as well as transhipment services under Maersk Line, Safmarine, Sealand – A Maersk Company, Hamburg Süd, and APM Terminal brands. Its Logistics and Services segment offers freight forwarding, supply chain management, inland haulage, and other logistics services under Damco, Maersk Line, Safmarine, and Sealand – A Maersk Company brands; and export finance, and post-shipment and import finance solutions, as well as operates cargo aircraft. The company's Terminals and Towage segment is involved in Gateway terminal activities, and towage and related marine activities under APM Terminals and Svitzer brands. Its Manufacturing & Others segment engages in the production of reefer and dry containers; trading and sale of bunker oil; bulk and tanker activity; and provision of training services to the maritime, oil and gas, offshore wind, and crane industries. A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.


GN Store Nord A/S develops, manufactures, and markets medical, professional, and consumer audio solutions in Denmark, Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through GN Hearing and GN Audio segments. The GN Hearing segment produces and sells hearing instruments and products. The GN Audio segment supplies headsets and speakerphone solutions primarily for professional use; and consumer headsets and earbuds for calls, music, and media consumption. It also provides FalCom, an intelligent communication solution for defense and security forces. The company offers its products under the ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra, and Blueparrott brand names. GN Store Nord A/S was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark.

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