Dillard’s (DDS) versus SUN ART RETAIL/ADR (SURRY) Head-To-Head Review

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) and SUN ART RETAIL/ADR (OTCMKTS:SURRY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


Dillard’s pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. SUN ART RETAIL/ADR does not pay a dividend. Dillard’s pays out 8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dillard’s has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.3% of Dillard’s shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Dillard’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Dillard’s and SUN ART RETAIL/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dillard’s 3 3 0 0 1.50
SUN ART RETAIL/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Dillard’s presently has a consensus target price of $60.83, suggesting a potential downside of 12.51%. Given Dillard’s’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dillard’s is more favorable than SUN ART RETAIL/ADR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dillard’s and SUN ART RETAIL/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dillard’s $6.42 billion 0.30 $221.32 million $4.80 14.49

Dillard’s has higher revenue and earnings than SUN ART RETAIL/ADR.


This table compares Dillard’s and SUN ART RETAIL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dillard’s 3.70% 9.88% 4.40%


Dillard’s beats SUN ART RETAIL/ADR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dillard’s

Dillard's, Inc. operates retail department stores primarily in the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Midwestern areas of the United States. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Its brand merchandise includes Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke, and Daniel Cremieux. The company also sells its merchandise online through its Website, dillards.com, which provides online gift registries and various other services. In addition, it operates a general contracting construction company that engages in constructing and remodeling stores. As of February 3, 2018, the company operated 292 Dillard's stores, including 24 clearance centers; and an Internet store. Dillard's, Inc. was founded in 1938 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Sun Art Retail Group Limited, an investment holding company, operates hypermarkets and e-commerce platforms in the People's Republic of China. It operates its hypermarkets under the RT-Mart and Auchan brands; and e-commerce sites comprising feiniu.com, fieldschina.com, xiaohehe.org, and auchanwines.com. The company also provides consulting, investment, wholesaling, and retailing services. As of December 31, 2017, it had a total of 461 outlets. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Sun Art Retail Group Limited is a subsidiary of A-RT Retail Holdings Limited.

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