Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) & CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR (OTCMKTS:CJEWY) Head to Head Survey

Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) and CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR (OTCMKTS:CJEWY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Yara International ASA and CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yara International ASA 0 1 2 0 2.67
CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yara International ASA and CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yara International ASA $12.93 billion 0.80 $160.00 million $0.84 22.41
CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR $8.50 billion 1.07 $583.54 million $0.58 15.64

CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Yara International ASA. CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yara International ASA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Yara International ASA pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR pays out 72.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Yara International ASA and CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yara International ASA 4.17% 8.86% 4.62%
CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Yara International ASA beats CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yara International ASA Company Profile

Yara International ASA provides environmental and industrial solutions in Norway and internationally. It operates through three segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial, and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment offers nitrogen-based fertilizers, including urea, urea ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, and compound fertilizers that contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as foliar and fertigation solutions through micronutrients. It also sells phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers sourced from third parties, as well as delivers equipment and services to store or handle products. This segment sells its products to distributors, as well as directly to farmers and co-operatives. The Industrial segment develops and sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate, and calcium nitrate for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions, and industrial nitrates. It also provides solution of reagents, technology, and service for NOx abatement for industrial plants, and transport at land and sea. The Production segment produces ammonia, fertilizers, and industrial products. It is also involved in the operation of phosphate mines; trade and shipping of ammonia; and sale of fertilizers. The company also provides logistics services; and operates customer service centers. It provides its products under the YaraBela, YaraLiva, YaraMila, YaraTera, YaraVera, and YaraVita brands. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

CHOW TAI FOOK J/ADR Company Profile

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells jewelry products. The company offers high-end luxury, mass luxury, and youth line jewelry products, including gem-set, gold, and platinum/karat gold products under the Chow Tai Fook, Hearts On Fire, MONOLOGUE, and SOINLOVE brands. It also distributes watches of various brands. In addition, the company is involved in the trading of diamonds. The company also sells its products through online platforms. As of March 31, 2018, it had 2,585 points of sale in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong. Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited is a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook (Holding) Limited.

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