Head-To-Head Comparison: Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHD) vs. BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR (OTCMKTS:BRTHY)

Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHD) and BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR (OTCMKTS:BRTHY) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Croda International and BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Croda International $1.85 billion 0.00 $331.56 million $1.29 N/A
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR $6.16 billion 0.79 $485.61 million N/A N/A

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Croda International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Croda International and BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Croda International 0 0 0 0 N/A
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Croda International pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share. BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Croda International pays out 45.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Croda International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR shares are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Croda International has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Croda International and BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Croda International N/A N/A N/A
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR 7.47% 11.62% 7.11%

Summary

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR beats Croda International on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Croda International

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries. The company also provides specialty ingredients for self-tanning, color cosmetics, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men's grooming, and oral hygiene, as well as skin, hair, sun, body, and baby care applications; construction chemicals, and bitumen additives; dietary supplements; and advanced materials, and polymer additives for electronics and devices. In addition, it provides chemistries, emulsifiers, fuel and power generation additives, and polymer additives; food additives; specialty polymer additives for furniture and wood applications; household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products; lubricants; oleochemicals; and packaging, print, and paper chemicals. Further, it provides paints and coatings; active pharmaceutical ingredients; thermal management products; plastic and rubber products for food packaging, carrier bags and toys, car bumpers, mobile phones, and home appliances; skin health products; hygiene and industrial nonwovens, botanical extracts, tissues, and textile auxiliaries; and water treatment chemicals. Additionally, the company offers bio-based phase change materials for automotive, building and construction, electronics and devices, and thermal energy storage applications. Croda International Plc was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.

About BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR

Brother Industries, Ltd. manufactures and sells communications and printing equipment in Japan, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, Oceania, and internationally. It operates through Printing & Solutions Business, Personal & Home Business, Machinery Business, Network & Contents Business, and Domino Business segments. The Printing & Solutions Business segment offers laser and inkjet printers; all-in-one black-and-white laser and color printers; fax machines and scanners; and electronic stationary comprising labeling systems, and label and mobile printers. The Personal & Home Business segment provides home sewing and cutting machines, sewing and embroidery machines, and commercial embroidery machines. The Machinery Business segment offers industrial sewing machines, machine tools, and garment printers, as well as industrial parts, such as reducers and gears. The Network & Contents Business segment provides online karaoke systems, music boxes, applications for smartphones/tablets, health care supporting equipment, and content services, as well as manages Karaoke clubs. The Domino Business segment offers cording and marking equipment, digital printing equipment, etc. The company was formerly known as Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. and changed its name to Brother Industries, Ltd. in 1962. Brother Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

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