Head-To-Head Comparison: BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR (OTCMKTS:BKGFY) vs. JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (OTCMKTS:JAPAY)

BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR (OTCMKTS:BKGFY) and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (OTCMKTS:JAPAY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of JAPAN TOB INC/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.



Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
JAPAN TOB INC/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00

Dividends

BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. JAPAN TOB INC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR pays out 7.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. JAPAN TOB INC/ADR pays out 54.1% 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.

Volatility & Risk

BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JAPAN TOB INC/ADR has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR $3.86 billion 1.67 $818.32 million $6.13 7.84
JAPAN TOB INC/ADR $20.15 billion 1.91 $3.51 billion $0.98 10.94

JAPAN TOB INC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR. BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than JAPAN TOB INC/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR N/A N/A N/A
JAPAN TOB INC/ADR 18.29% 14.73% 7.52%

Summary

JAPAN TOB INC/ADR beats BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BERKELEY GRP HO/ADR

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the residential-led and mixed-use property development activities in the United Kingdom. It operates under the Berkeley, St Edward, St George, St James, St Joseph, St William, Berkeley First, Berkeley Commercial, Berkeley Partnership, and Berkeley Modular brands. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cobham, the United Kingdom.

About JAPAN TOB INC/ADR

Japan Tobacco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, pharmaceutical and processed food products. It operates through the following segments: Japanese Domestic Tobacco, International Tobacco, Pharmaceutical, Processed Food, and Other. The Japanese Domestic segment deals with the production and sale of tobacco products in domestic areas. The International Tobacco segment manufactures and markets tobacco products worldwide. The Pharmaceutical segment develops, manufactures, and sells prescription drugs. The Processed Food segment offers processed food, bakery products and seasonings. The Other segment includes real estate and the handling of corporate expenses relating to corporate communication and operation of the head office. The company was founded on April 1, 1985 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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