Landstar (OTCMKTS:LDSR) and Braskem (OTCMKTS:BRKMY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Landstar and Braskem’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landstar N/A N/A N/A
Braskem 3.18% 26.70% 3.00%

Dividends

Braskem pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. Landstar does not pay a dividend. Braskem pays out 86.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

Landstar has a beta of -10.76, indicating that its share price is 1,176% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Braskem has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Landstar and Braskem, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landstar 1 0 0 0 1.00
Braskem 0 2 0 0 2.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Landstar and Braskem’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Landstar $30,000.00 155.93 -$15.09 million N/A N/A
Braskem $18.79 billion 0.31 $784.32 million $1.97 7.40

Braskem has higher revenue and earnings than Landstar.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Braskem shares are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of Landstar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Braskem shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Braskem beats Landstar on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Landstar

LandStar, Inc. a technology company, develops and acquires various cyber-security products and services. Its products and services are central to cyber data security, GDPR, compliance, and governance capabilities. LandStar, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About Braskem

Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells thermoplastic resins. The company operates through Chemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, United States and Europe, and Mexico segments. The Chemicals segment produces and sells ethylene, propylene butadiene, toluene, xylene, cumene, and benzene, as well as gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas, and other petroleum derivatives; and supplies electric energy, steam, compressed air, and other inputs to second-generation producers. The Polyolefins segment produces and sells polyethylene and polypropylene. The Vinyls segment produces and sells polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda, and chloride. The United States and Europe segment produces and sells polypropylene in the United States and Europe. The Mexico segment produces and sells polyethylene. The company also produces basic petrochemicals; imports and exports chemicals, petrochemicals, and fuels; produces, supplies, and sells utilities, such as steam, water, compressed air, and industrial gases; and provides industrial services. The company was formerly known as Copene Petroquímica do Nordeste S.A. and changed its name to Braskem S.A. in 2002. Braskem S.A. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Braskem S.A. is a subsidiary of Odebrecht S.A.

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