Financial Contrast: SHIMIZU CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:SHMUY) and COBHAM PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:CBHMY)

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:SHMUY) and COBHAM PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:CBHMY) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SHIMIZU CORP/ADR and COBHAM PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
COBHAM PLC/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A



Dividends

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. COBHAM PLC/ADR does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares SHIMIZU CORP/ADR and COBHAM PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR 5.23% 12.25% 4.58%
COBHAM PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SHIMIZU CORP/ADR and COBHAM PLC/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR $14.98 billion 0.41 $897.02 million N/A N/A
COBHAM PLC/ADR $2.18 billion 2.14 $98.11 million $0.11 34.36

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than COBHAM PLC/ADR.

Volatility & Risk

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COBHAM PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR beats COBHAM PLC/ADR on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SHIMIZU CORP/ADR

Shimizu Corporation engages in building contracting, civil engineering, machinery, and other construction works Japan. It also involved in the research, planning, study, evaluation, diagnosis, soil analysis, surveying, design, supervision, management, and consultancy related to regional, urban, ocean, space, resources, and energy developments, as well as construction works and environment improvements; purchase, sale, letting, brokerage, management, appraisal, and consultancy of real estate. In addition, the company constructs, lets, and sells residential houses and other buildings; plans, constructs, possesses, maintains, and operates public office buildings, roads, harbors, airports, and parks, as well as educational and cultural, medical and welfare, and water supply and sewerage facilities; generates and supplies electricity and heat; undertakes purification works; collects, disposes, and reutilizes waste; and designs, installs, leases, sells, and maintains information communication and building management systems. Further, it engages in the cultivation, production, sale, and consultancy of agricultural produce and seafood, and forestry work; maintenance and upkeep, security, and cleaning of buildings, equipment, and machinery; and design, manufacture, sale, lease, and brokerage of construction machinery and materials, concrete and wooden products, furniture, and interior fittings. Additionally, the company offers industrial property, copyrights, and computer software; pharmaceuticals, medical care materials, and medical machinery and equipment; and advertisement, publication, printing, images and other information media, business event, inland transportation, warehouse, distribution center, insurance agency, manpower supply, loan, guarantee, and factoring services. It also engages in the management and consultancy of sporting, hotel, restaurant, nursing, and resort facilities. The company was founded in 1804 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About COBHAM PLC/ADR

Cobham plc provides a range of technologies and services to commercial, defense, aerospace, space, and security markets in the United Kingdom, the United States, other European countries, Australia, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Communications and Connectivity, Mission Systems, Advanced Electronic Solutions, and Aviation Services. The Communications and Connectivity segment offers equipment and solutions for the aerospace, avionics, satellite, radio, wireless, antenna, and mobile connectivity markets. The Mission Systems segment provides safety and survival systems for extreme environments; nose-to-tail aerial refueling systems; and wing-tip to wing-tip mission systems for jets, transport aircraft, and rotorcraft. The Advanced Electronic Solutions segment offers critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, in the air, and in space through off-the-shelf and customized products, which include radio frequency, microwave, microelectronics, antenna subsystems, and motion control solutions. This segment serves defense, radar, electronic warfare, X-ray imaging, medical, and industrial markets. The Aviation Services segment delivers outsourced aviation services for military and commercial customers through military training, special mission flights, outsourced commercial aviation, fly-in fly-out, and aircraft engineering services. Cobham plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Wimborne, the United Kingdom.

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