Head to Head Contrast: SWATCH Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:SWGAY) versus EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (ECC)

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR (NYSE: ECC) and EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and EAGLE POINT Cr/COM’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWATCH Grp AG/ADR $8.09 billion 1.51 $744.94 million N/A N/A
EAGLE POINT Cr/COM $65.29 million 5.19 $31.13 million $1.88 9.59

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than EAGLE POINT Cr/COM.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of SWATCH Grp AG/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.9% of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and EAGLE POINT Cr/COM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SWATCH Grp AG/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25
EAGLE POINT Cr/COM 0 0 4 0 3.00

EAGLE POINT Cr/COM has a consensus price target of $21.13, indicating a potential upside of 17.17%. Given EAGLE POINT Cr/COM’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EAGLE POINT Cr/COM is more favorable than SWATCH Grp AG/ADR.

Dividends

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. EAGLE POINT Cr/COM pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. EAGLE POINT Cr/COM pays out 127.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and EAGLE POINT Cr/COM’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SWATCH Grp AG/ADR N/A N/A N/A
EAGLE POINT Cr/COM 48.18% 10.44% 7.05%

Volatility & Risk

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, EAGLE POINT Cr/COM has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

EAGLE POINT Cr/COM beats SWATCH Grp AG/ADR on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR Company Profile

The Swatch Group Ltd manufactures and sells finished watches, jewelry, and watch movements and components worldwide. The company's Watches & Jewelry segment designs, produces, and commercializes watches and jewelry. Its Electronic Systems segment engages in the design, production, and commercialization of electronic components, as well as sports timing activities. The company is also involved in the provision of assembly, research and development, administration, watch case polishing, logistics and distribution, and customer services; and hard material products, microelectronics, watch cases and crowns, miniature low-frequency quartz crystals, thin wires, miniature batteries, watch glasses, watch dials and bracelets, watch hands, sports timing technology and equipment, precision parts, and assembly electronic components. In addition, it engages in retail, communication, real estate project and property management, reinsurance, and finance businesses. The Swatch Group AG offers its watch and jewelry products primarily under the Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, and Flik Flak brands. The company markets its products through a distribution network; network of Tourbillon and Hour Passion multibrand watch and jewelry boutiques, and monobrand boutiques; and online stores. The Swatch Group Ltd is headquartered in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

EAGLE POINT Cr/COM Company Profile

Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. is a closed ended fund launched and managed by Eagle Point Credit Management LLC. It invests in fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests equity and junior debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations consisting primarily of below investment grade U.S. senior secured loans. Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. was formed on March 24, 2014 and is domiciled in the United States.

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