L OREAL CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) and EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for L OREAL CO/ADR and EVN, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
L OREAL CO/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25
EVN 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

L OREAL CO/ADR has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVN has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.6% of L OREAL CO/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

L OREAL CO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. EVN pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. L OREAL CO/ADR pays out 40.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares L OREAL CO/ADR and EVN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
L OREAL CO/ADR N/A N/A N/A
EVN 6.95% 3.57% 1.93%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares L OREAL CO/ADR and EVN’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
L OREAL CO/ADR $31.81 billion 5.01 $4.60 billion $1.67 34.04
EVN $2.47 billion 1.23 $303.07 million N/A N/A

L OREAL CO/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than EVN.

About L OREAL CO/ADR

L'Oréal S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic products for women and men worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Consumer Products, L'oréal Luxe, Professional Products, and Active Cosmetics. It offers shampoos, hair care products, shower gels, skin care products, cleansers, hair colors, styling products, deodorants, sun care products, make-up, perfumes, etc. The company provides its products under the L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup, Essie, Niely, Dark and Lovely, Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kiehl's, Urban Decay, Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, IT Cosmetics, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Redken, Matrix, BIolage, Pureology, Decléor, Carita, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, SkinCeuticals, and Roger&Gallet brands. The company sells its products through distribution channels, such as hair salons, mass-market retail channels, perfumeries, department stores, pharmacies, drugstores, medispas, branded retail, travel retail and e-commerce. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Clichy, France.

About EVN

EVN AG provides energy and environmental services for private and business customers, and municipalities in Austria, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, and Albania. The company operates through Energy, Generation, Networks, South East Europe, Environmental, and Other segments. It generates electricity from thermal sources and renewable energies; and procures, trades, and sells electricity and natural gas to end customers and on wholesale markets, as well as generates and sells heat. The company also operates regional electricity and natural gas networks, as well as cable TV and telecommunications networks. In addition, it engages in the drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, thermal waste recycling, and international project business activities. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria. EVN AG is a subsidiary of NÖ Landes-Beteiligungsholding GmbH.

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