GRUPO CARSO S A/S (OTCMKTS:GPOVY) and NIPPON YUSEN KA/S (OTCMKTS:NPNYY) are both mid-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GRUPO CARSO S A/S and NIPPON YUSEN KA/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GRUPO CARSO S A/S $5.11 billion 1.71 $469.33 million N/A N/A
NIPPON YUSEN KA/S $16.50 billion 0.19 -$400.95 million N/A N/A

GRUPO CARSO S A/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than NIPPON YUSEN KA/S.


GRUPO CARSO S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. NIPPON YUSEN KA/S pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%.


This table compares GRUPO CARSO S A/S and NIPPON YUSEN KA/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GRUPO CARSO S A/S 9.94% 11.04% 7.44%
NIPPON YUSEN KA/S -1.33% 0.14% 0.04%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of NIPPON YUSEN KA/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for GRUPO CARSO S A/S and NIPPON YUSEN KA/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score

Risk and Volatility

GRUPO CARSO S A/S has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NIPPON YUSEN KA/S has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.


GRUPO CARSO S A/S beats NIPPON YUSEN KA/S on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

GRUPO CARSO S A/S Company Profile

Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V., together with its subsidiaries, engages in infrastructure, construction, and energy sectors. The company operates through Commercial and Consumer, Industrial and Manufacturing, and Infrastructure and Construction divisions. The company's Commercial and Consumer division operates department stores and boutiques, shops and restaurants, and electronic and technology stores under the Sears, Sanborns, iShop, Mixup, and Saks Fifth Avenue brand names. The company's Industrial and Manufacturing division provides cables, such as energy, telecommunication, electronic, coaxial, and optic fiber for application in mining, automotive, and other; electric harnesses for automotive industry; precision steel pipes; transformers; and alternative energy. It serves customers under the Condumex, Latincasa, Vinanel, Condulac, IEM, Precitubo, Sitocom, Microm, Sinergia, Equiter, and Logtec brand names. The company's Infrastructure and Construction division constructs roads, tunnels, water treatment plants and infrastructure in general; oil rigs and equipment for the chemical and oil industry; and oil and geothermic well drilling, and drilling services. It also constructs shopping centers, industrial plants, office buildings, and housings; and installations for telecommunications, gas pipelines, and water pipes under the CICSA, Swecomex, Bronco Drilling, Cilsa, GSM, PC, Constructions, and Urvitec brand names. The company serves customers in Mexico; North America; Central, South America, and the Caribbean; Europe; and internationally. Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V. is incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

NIPPON YUSEN KA/S Company Profile

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha provides ocean, land, and air transportation services worldwide. It operates through Global Logistics, Bulk Shipping, and Others segments. The company offers various logistics services, including liner trading services, such as container shipping, and terminal and stevedoring services for containerships, car carriers, and cruise ships; and air cargo transportation services. It is also involved in the bulk shipping business comprising car transportation, car terminals development, and inland transportation networks construction; dry bulk transportation of freight that include iron ore, coal, and wood-chips; liquid transportation activities, which comprise crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, and liquefied natural gas for petroleum, petrochemical, and energy companies; and upstream areas of the supply chain for oil and natural gas. In addition, the company operates Asuka II, a luxury cruise ship; and manages commercial and residential buildings, as well as researches and develops transport systems. Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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