Bureau Veritas (OTCMKTS:BVRDF) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (OTCMKTS:KWHIY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Bureau Veritas has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kawasaki Heavy Industries has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Bureau Veritas and Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||1.65%||5.63%||1.42%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Bureau Veritas and Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bureau Veritas||$5.30 billion||2.07||$348.13 million||N/A||N/A|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||$14.37 billion||0.27||$247.09 million||$0.59||16.00|
Bureau Veritas has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Bureau Veritas does not pay a dividend. Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Bureau Veritas and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Kawasaki Heavy Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries beats Bureau Veritas on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Bureau Veritas Company Profile
Bureau Veritas SA provides testing, inspection, and certification services in the areas of quality, health and safety, environmental protection, efficiency, and social responsibility. It operates through six segments: Marine & Offshore, Agri-Food & Commodities, Industry, Buildings & Infrastructure, Certification, and Consumer Products. The company engages in inspecting, testing, auditing, and certifying the products, assets, and management systems of its clients related to regulatory or self-imposed standards, as well as the issuance of compliance reports. It also provides laboratory and on-site testing and analyses services to determine the characteristics of a product or material; inspection services, including visual inspections and verification of documents, and manufacturing supervision, as well as electronic, electrical, mechanical, and software testing; and certification services for management systems, products, and people, as well as cross-market services. The company serves the automotive and transport, buildings and infrastructure, chemicals, commodities and agriculture, consumer products and retail, financial services and public, food, marine and offshore, oil and gas, and power and utilities markets. It operates in approximately 140 countries through a network of approximately 1,500 offices and laboratories. The company was founded in 1828 and is based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Company Profile
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ship and offshore structure, rolling stock, aerospace, gas turbine and machinery, plant and infrastructure, motorcycle and engine, and precision machinery businesses. The Ship & Offshore Structure segment offers liquid natural gas carriers, LPG carriers, bulk carriers, and submarines. The Rolling Stock segment provides electric train cars, including bullet trains; and electric and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, and bogies. The Aerospace segment offers aircrafts for the Japan Ministry of Defense; component parts for commercial aircraft; commercial helicopters; and missiles/space equipment. The Gas Turbine & Machinery segment provides jet engines, industrial-use gas turbines/cogeneration systems, gas engines, diesel engines, steam turbines for marine and land, and aerodynamic machineries/marine propulsion systems. The Plant & Infrastructure segment offers cement, fertilizer, and other industrial plants; and power plants, liquid natural gas tanks, municipal waste incineration plants, tunnel boring machines, and crushing machines. The Motorcycle & Engine segment provides motorcycles, utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercrafts, and general-purpose gasoline engines. The Precision Machinery segment offers hydraulic components for construction machineries; hydraulic components and systems for industrial machineries; marine steering gears; hydraulic deck machineries; industrial robots; and medical and pharmaceutical robots. The company sells its products in Japan, the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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