JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR (OTCMKTS:JPSWY) and Burberry Group (OTCMKTS:BURBY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and Burberry Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR 8.83% 14.26% 6.00%
Burberry Group N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Burberry Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Burberry Group pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Burberry Group pays out 67.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and Burberry Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Burberry Group 3 4 1 0 1.75

Burberry Group has a consensus target price of $22.76, indicating a potential downside of 10.99%. Given Burberry Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Burberry Group is more favorable than JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and Burberry Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR $1.99 billion 0.72 $179.70 million N/A N/A
Burberry Group $3.54 billion 2.97 $445.43 million $1.07 23.90

Burberry Group has higher revenue and earnings than JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR.

Risk & Volatility

JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Burberry Group has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Burberry Group beats JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR

The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. produces and sells steel and machinery products in Japan, China, and internationally. The company's Steel and Energy Products segment offers monobloks rotor shafts for power generators; shell flanges for nuclear reactor pressure vessels; turbine castings for thermal power plants; pressure vessels for oil refining; clad steel plates and pipes; alloy and stainless steel, and Ni-based alloy products; forged steel rolls for steel mills; forged and cast steel products, steel plates, and pressure vessels for use in hydrogen storage, chemical and petrochemical industries, and other industrial machineries; wind turbine systems; and pressure vessels maintenance and inspection services. Its Industrial Machinery Products segment provides plastics and elastomer extrusion machinery, including polyolefin pelletizers, compounding and devolatilizing extruders, dewatering extruders, and auxiliary equipment; plastics processing machinery, such as injection molding machines, film and sheet machines, blow molding machines, and spinning extruders; industrial machinery comprising reciprocating compressors, rolling stock parts, bolt tensioners, and magnesium thixomolding machines; and magnesium injection molding machines, waste treatment equipment, and manufacturing equipment for electronic products, as well as defense equipment, including firing systems and missile launchers. This segment also provides maintenance concierge, training, retrofitting, and remote management/system maintenance services; and operates technical centers for various plastics processing technology to assist customer's research and development. In addition, this segment develops laser annealing and other laser application equipment; and chemical vapor deposition and plasma application equipment. Its Real Estate and Other Businesses segment engages in the regional development. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Burberry Group

Burberry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, retails, and wholesales luxury goods for men, women, and children under the Burberry brand name. The company operates in two segments, Retail/Wholesale and Licensing. It offers apparel; accessories, such as women's handbags and small leather goods; and beauty, eyewear and timepieces. The company also licenses third parties to manufacture and distribute products using the Burberry trademarks. It markets its products through Burberry mainline stores, concessions, outlets, digital commerce, Burberry franchisees, department stores, and multi-brand specialty accounts, as well as an online platform Burberry.com; and third-party wholesale customers. The company operates 240 mainline stores, 155 concession stores, 54 outlets, and 46 franchise stores. It operates in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Americas. Burberry Group plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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