Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) and PIGEON Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:PGENY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
17.4% of Forward Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PIGEON Corp/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Forward Industries shares are held by company insiders. 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.
PIGEON Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Forward Industries does not pay a dividend. PIGEON Corp/ADR pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Forward Industries and PIGEON Corp/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Forward Industries and PIGEON Corp/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Forward Industries has a beta of -0.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PIGEON Corp/ADR has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Forward Industries and PIGEON Corp/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Forward Industries||$24.76 million||0.59||$570,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|PIGEON Corp/ADR||$917.43 million||5.90||$126.52 million||$0.26||42.77|
PIGEON Corp/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Forward Industries.
Forward Industries Company Profile
Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
PIGEON Corp/ADR Company Profile
Pigeon Corporation manufactures, sells, imports, and exports baby and child-care products, maternity items, women's care products, home healthcare products, elder care products, etc. in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Domestic Baby & Mother Care Business, Child Care Service Business, Health & Elder Care Business, Overseas Business, China Business, and Other segments. It offers breastfeeding, weaning, skincare, women's care, and large-sized products for babies, as well as other products for babies and mothers. The company also provides child-rearing support, babysitter dispatch, event child-care, and preschool education services; and operates child-minding facilities and daycare centers. In addition, it offers elder care and anti-aging products, and elder care support services; and baby and mother related products, such as nursing bottles and nipples, toiletries, and skincare products. The company was formerly known as Pigeon Honyuki Honpo Corporation and changed its name to Pigeon Corporation in 1966. Pigeon Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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