ZALANDO SE/ADR (OTCMKTS: ZLNDY) and L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ZALANDO SE/ADR and L OREAL Co/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ZALANDO SE/ADR $4.03 billion 3.48 $133.23 million N/A N/A
L OREAL Co/ADR $29.40 billion 4.73 $4.05 billion $1.61 30.84

L OREAL Co/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ZALANDO SE/ADR.

Dividends

L OREAL Co/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. ZALANDO SE/ADR does not pay a dividend. L OREAL Co/ADR pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares ZALANDO SE/ADR and L OREAL Co/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ZALANDO SE/ADR N/A N/A N/A
L OREAL Co/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

ZALANDO SE/ADR has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, L OREAL Co/ADR has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for ZALANDO SE/ADR and L OREAL Co/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ZALANDO SE/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
L OREAL Co/ADR 0 3 2 0 2.40

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ZALANDO SE/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of L OREAL Co/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

L OREAL Co/ADR beats ZALANDO SE/ADR on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ZALANDO SE/ADR

Zalando SE operates as an online fashion retailer in Europe. The company offers a range of products, including clothes, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children. Zalando SE also sells its products through its Zalando Lounge; and brick-and-mortar stores in Berlin, Frankfurt am main, and Cologne. Zalando SE was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

About L OREAL Co/ADR

L'Oréal S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic products for women and men worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Consumer Products, L'oréal Luxe, Professional Products, and Active Cosmetics. It offers shampoos, hair care products, shower gels, skin care products, cleansers, hair colors, styling products, deodorants, sun care products, make-up, perfumes, etc. The company provides its products under the L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup, Essie, Niely, Dark and Lovely, Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kiehl's, Urban Decay, Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, IT Cosmetics, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Redken, Matrix, BIolage, Pureology, Decléor, Carita, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, SkinCeuticals, and Roger&Gallet brands. The company sells its products through distribution channels, such as hair salons, mass-market retail channels, perfumeries, supermarkets, pharmacies, drugstores, medispas, branded retail, travel retail and e-commerce. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Clichy, France.

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