Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG) and Legrand (OTCMKTS:LGRVF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Koninklijke Philips and Legrand’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Koninklijke Philips||$21.40 billion||1.91||$1.29 billion||$2.08||21.83|
|Legrand||$7.08 billion||2.99||$911.38 million||$3.39||23.39|
Koninklijke Philips pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Legrand does not pay a dividend. Koninklijke Philips pays out 39.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Koninklijke Philips and Legrand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Koninklijke Philips has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Legrand has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Koninklijke Philips and Legrand, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.1% of Koninklijke Philips shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Koninklijke Philips Company Profile
Koninklijke Philips N.V. operates as a health technology company worldwide. It operates through Diagnosis & Treatment, Connected Care & Health Informatics, and Personal Health segments. The company offers mother, child care, and oral healthcare products; male grooming and beauty products; food preparation and home care products; and sleep and respiratory care. It provides diagnostic X-ray, integrated clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and molecular imaging solutions. The company also offers interventional X-ray systems, and imaging and therapy devices for treatment of coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease; imaging products focus on diagnosis, treatment planning, and guidance for cardiology, general imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and point-of-care applications; and proprietary software to enable diagnostics and intervention. Further, it provides patient monitoring solutions; patient analytics, precision diagnosis, and clinical decision support systems; therapeutic care products; patient monitoring and therapeutic care consumables; and customer services. Additionally, the company offers healthcare information technology, clinical, and visualization and quantification informatics solutions for radiology, cardiology, and oncology departments; universal data management solutions, picture archiving and communication systems, and integrated electronic medical record systems; clinical and hospital IT platforms; technology-enabled monitoring and intervention, actionable program, cloud-based, and population health management software solutions. It also provides digital frameworks that connect consumers, patients, and healthcare providers in a cloud-based connected health ecosystem of devices, apps, and tools. The company was formerly known as Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and changed its name to Koninklijke Philips N.V. in May 2013. Koninklijke Philips N.V. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Legrand Company Profile
Legrand SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides electrical and digital building infrastructures worldwide. The company offers a range of products and solutions that connect buildings to energy, data, and lighting, such as switches, power sockets, distribution panels, circuit breakers, lighting management products, security systems, trunkings, floor boxes, enclosures, sockets, screen mounts, uninterruptible power supply devices, tubes, ducts, extensions, and others. Its products are used in hotels, offices, data centers, and shopping centers, as well as residential, healthcare, and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Limoges, France.
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