NITTO DENKO COR/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDEKY) and JFE (OTCMKTS:JFEEF) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.
This table compares NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and JFE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NITTO DENKO COR/ADR||8.24%||9.68%||7.26%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and JFE, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NITTO DENKO COR/ADR||2||1||0||0||1.33|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.3% of NITTO DENKO COR/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JFE has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and JFE’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NITTO DENKO COR/ADR||$7.28 billion||1.19||$600.50 million||$1.91||14.49|
|JFE||$33.22 billion||0.21||$1.30 billion||N/A||N/A|
JFE has higher revenue and earnings than NITTO DENKO COR/ADR.
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. JFE does not pay a dividend. NITTO DENKO COR/ADR pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR beats JFE on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR Company Profile
Nitto Denko Corporation primarily engages in the adhesive tapes business in Japan and internationally. It provides double sided tapes, surface protective films, sealing materials/NVH related products, masking tapes, membranes, FPD/touch panel related products, gasket materials, semiconductor manufacturing process products, flexible printed circuit boards, porous films/breathable materials, and packaging tapes. The company also offers functional thermal transfer systems, such as labels, barcode label printers, and label printing software; tapes for electrical and electronic equipment; dust removal products for clean rooms; fluoroplastic sheets and tapes, and fluoroplastic porous films; and materials for housing and construction, as well as packaging machines. In addition, it provides medical products, including transdermal drug delivery patches, medical surgical products/supportive items, athletic tapes, medical surgical products/adhesive plasters sheets, adhesive tapes, and particles for nucleic acid synthesis. The company offers its products to automotive and transportation, housing/housing equipment, infrastructure, material, home appliance and electrical, display, electronic device, medical, packaging, and consumer/personal care industries. Nitto Denko Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
JFE Company Profile
JFE Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company which provides strategic planning, risk management, accountability and corporate communications for all the subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates through the following segments: Steel, Engineering and Commercial Affairs. The Steel segment includes steel products, steel processing products, and raw materials. It also handles equipment maintenance and construction and the transportation industry. The Engineering segment provides engineering services for energy, urban environment, recycling, steel manufacturing, and industrial systems. The Commercial Affairs segment processes, supplies, and sells steel products, raw steel materials, and non-ferrous metal products. The company was founded on September 27, 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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