JBS S A/S (OTCMKTS:JBSAY) and MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR (OTCMKTS:MTUAY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JBS S A/S and MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JBS S A/S $51.14 billion 0.16 $167.31 million N/A N/A
MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR $5.69 billion 1.82 $427.47 million N/A N/A

MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than JBS S A/S.

Profitability

This table compares JBS S A/S and MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JBS S A/S -0.53% 2.64% 0.65%
MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR 8.02% 17.29% 5.26%

Dividends

JBS S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of JBS S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

JBS S A/S has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for JBS S A/S and MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JBS S A/S 0 0 2 0 3.00
MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR 0 2 2 0 2.50

Summary

MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR beats JBS S A/S on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

JBS S A/S Company Profile

JBS S.A., a food company, engages in the processing and trading of animal protein in Brazil and internationally. It offers beef, pork, chicken, and lamb by-products; convenience food products; pet food and concentrates; and bresaola. The company is also involved in the production, cogeneration, and commercialization of electric power; provision of cattle fattening and transportation services; management of industrial residue; production and commercialization of steel cans, plastic resin, soap base, soap bar, biodiesel, glycerin, fatty acid, collagen, and wrapper, as well as wet blue, semi-finished, and finished leather products; and purchase and sale of soybean. In addition, it engages in trading cooked frozen meat; logistic and warehousing operations; and distribution center and harbor, waste management and recycling, tallow, palm oil, caustic soda, stearin, and dog biscuits business. The company offers its products under the Swift, Friboi, Seara, Maturatta, Plumrose, Pilgrim's Pride, Gold'n Plump, Gold Kist Farms, Pierce, 1855, Primo, Beehive, Seara, Rezende, LeBon, AgrovĂȘneto, Doriana, Massa Leve, Excelsior, Frangosul, Confiança, Pena Branca, Wilson, Frango Santa Rita, and Macedo. The company was formerly known as Friboi Ltda. JBS S.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

MTU AERO ENGINE/ADR Company Profile

MTU Aero Engines AG, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supports commercial and military engines, modules, and components in Germany, Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Original Equipment Manufacturing Business; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Business. The company develops, manufactures, assembles, and delivers commercial engines, including long haul airliners, short- and medium-haul aircrafts, business jets, and helicopters, as well as commercial aircraft engines, such as wide body, narrow body, and regional jets; military engines, such as fighter jets, helicopters, and transporters; and industrial gas turbines. It also maintains, repairs, and overhauls military engines, aircraft engines, and industrial gas turbines, as well as provides engine modules and parts repair, and related services. In addition, the company offers customized solutions from its range of services under MTU Aero Solutions brand; designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various brush seals; and provides training programs in non-destructive testing. Further, it provides on-site, engine lease, fleet management, accessory repair, asset and material management, and customer support services; and technical support, logistic support, and facilities services, as well as accessories. The company was formerly known as MTU Aero Engines Holding AG and changed its name to MTU Aero Engines AG in May 2013. MTU Aero Engines AG was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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