NITTO DENKO COR/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDEKY) and TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:TKYMY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.


NITTO DENKO COR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. NITTO DENKO COR/ADR pays out 30.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR pays out 5.8% 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR 2 0 0 0 1.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of NITTO DENKO COR/ADR shares are held 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.


This table compares NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets

Risk & Volatility

NITTO DENKO COR/ADR has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NITTO DENKO COR/ADR and TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NITTO DENKO COR/ADR $7.28 billion 1.02 $600.50 million $1.91 12.39
TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR $2.78 billion 0.61 $190.60 million $1.37 8.87

NITTO DENKO COR/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR. TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NITTO DENKO COR/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


NITTO DENKO COR/ADR beats TOKUYAMA CORP/ADR on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Nitto Denko Corporation primarily engages in the adhesive tapes business in Japan and internationally. It provides double sided tapes, surface protective films, sealing materials/NVH related products, masking tapes, membranes, FPD/touch panel related products, gasket materials, semiconductor manufacturing process products, flexible printed circuit boards, porous films/breathable materials, and packaging tapes. The company also offers functional thermal transfer systems, such as labels, barcode label printers, and label printing software; tapes for electrical and electronic equipment; dust removal products for clean rooms; fluoroplastic sheets and tapes, and fluoroplastic porous films; and materials for housing and construction, as well as packaging machines. In addition, it provides medical products, including transdermal drug delivery patches, medical surgical products/supportive items, athletic tapes, medical surgical products/adhesive plasters sheets, adhesive tapes, and particles for nucleic acid synthesis. The company offers its products to automotive and transportation, housing/housing equipment, infrastructure, material, home appliance and electrical, display, electronic device, medical, packaging, and consumer/personal care industries. Nitto Denko Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.


Tokuyama Corporation produces and sells various chemical products in Japan. The company operates in four segments: Chemicals, Specialty Products, Cement, and Life & Amenity. The Chemicals segment offers soda ash, calcium chloride, sodium silicate, caustic soda, vinyl chloride monomer, propylene oxide, chlorinated solvents, isopropyl alcohol, and polyvinyl chloride. The Specialty Products segment provides polycrystalline silicon; fumed silica and tetrachlorosilane; aluminum nitride; high-purity chemicals for electronics manufacturing and photoresist developer; and methylene chloride for metal cleaning. The Cement segment offers cement, ready-mixed concrete, and cement-type soil solidifier. It also recycles waste plastic, sludge, soot and dust, effluent, burnt residue, tailings, animal waste, incinerator ash, contaminated soil, and automobile shredder residue, as well as glass, concrete, and ceramic scraps. The Life & Amenity segment provides active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, plastic lens-related materials, microporous films, polyolefin films, medical diagnosis systems, dental materials/equipment, ion exchange membranes, and plastic window sashes. The company was formerly known as Tokuyama Soda Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Tokuyama Corporation in April 1994. Tokuyama Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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