SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR (OTCMKTS: SMFKY) and ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:OLCLY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR $9.67 billion 0.97 $471.33 million $1.99 19.83
ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR $4.33 billion 8.72 $733.16 million $0.42 49.40

ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR. SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR has a beta of -0.73, indicating that its stock price is 173% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays out 55.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR pays out 7.1% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00
ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR 4.93% 16.50% 4.76%
ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR 12.84% 8.79% 7.09%

Summary

ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR beats SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR

Smurfit Kappa Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells paper-based packaging products. The company operates through Europe and the Americas segments. It offers containerboards, corrugated containers, and other paper-based packaging products, such as solid boards, graphic boards, and bag-in-box. The company's product portfolio includes containerboards, including brown kraftliners and testliners, recycled flutings, semi chemical flutings, and white top kraftliners and testliners; core boards, corrugated sheet boards, folding carton sheet boards, kraft papers, preprinted liners, printing and writing papers, sack kraft papers, and solid board sheets; and standard, food, consumer, industrial, postal, protective, and retail packaging products, as well as paper bags and sacks, and point of sale displays packaging products. It also provides recovered paper; pulp and seedlings; and packing machines, such as bag-in-box, corrugated and solid board, and folding carton machines. In addition, Smurfit Kappa Group plc operates as a finance company. The company serves food, beverage, and household consumables sectors. Smurfit Kappa Group plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

About ORIENTAL Ld Co/ADR

Oriental Land Co., Ltd. operates and manages theme parks and hotels in Japan. It operates through Theme Park, Hotel Business, and Other Business segments. The Theme Park segment operates and manages Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme Parks. The Hotel Business segment operates and manages Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel, Shin-Urayasu Brighton Hotel, and Kyoto Brighton Hotel. The Other Business segment operates and manages Ikspiari, a shopping and entertainment complex that comprises shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema complex; Disney Resort Line, a monorail connecting four stations within Tokyo Disney Resort; and MAIHAMA Amphitheater, a multipurpose hall that consists of a semicircular open stage and a seating area for events, ceremonies, and music concerts. The company is also involved in land development. Oriental Land Co., Ltd. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Urayasu, Japan.

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