Analyzing ASAHI GLASS/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASGLY) and Bureau Veritas (OTCMKTS:BVRDF)

ASAHI GLASS/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASGLY) and Bureau Veritas (OTCMKTS:BVRDF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ASAHI GLASS/ADR and Bureau Veritas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASAHI GLASS/ADR 6.13% 7.23% 4.06%
Bureau Veritas N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ASAHI GLASS/ADR and Bureau Veritas’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASAHI GLASS/ADR $13.83 billion 0.45 $815.30 million N/A N/A
Bureau Veritas $5.30 billion 1.93 $348.13 million N/A N/A

ASAHI GLASS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Bureau Veritas.

Volatility and Risk

ASAHI GLASS/ADR has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bureau Veritas has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for ASAHI GLASS/ADR and Bureau Veritas, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASAHI GLASS/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bureau Veritas 0 1 3 0 2.75

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of ASAHI GLASS/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

ASAHI GLASS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Bureau Veritas does not pay a dividend.

Summary

ASAHI GLASS/ADR beats Bureau Veritas on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASAHI GLASS/ADR

AGC Inc. manufactures and sells glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics worldwide. The company offers architectural glass products, including float glass, low-emissivity glass, double glazing glass for solar control/heat-insulation, safety glass, and decorative glass; and tempered and laminated automotive glass, as well as integrated glass antenna and privacy glass. It also provides glass substrates used for thin-film-transistor liquid crystal displays and OLEDs; electronic materials, such as CMOS/CCD blue filters, CMP slurries, synthetic quartz glasses, glass frits and pastes, and glass molded lenses; and applied glass materials comprising cover glass for electronic devices, thin glass for electronic devices, glass for light guide plates, and glass for photovoltaic devices. In addition, the company offers chemical products that include chlor-alkali and urethane products, which comprise vinyl chloride, vinyl chloride raw materials, caustic soda, and urethane materials; and fluorochemicals and specialty chemicals, including fluoropolymers/films, water and oil repellents, pharmaceutical and agrochemical, intermediates and active ingredients, and iodine-related products. Further, it provides refractory materials, fine ceramics, and sputtering targets; and logistics/engineering services. It has a strategic development agreement with Ubiquitous Energy. The company was formerly known as Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. and changed its name to AGC Inc. in July 2018. AGC Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Bureau Veritas

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.

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