MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:MONOY) and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (NASDAQ:SNDE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SUNDANCE ENERGY/S has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its share price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. SUNDANCE ENERGY/S does not pay a dividend. MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR pays out 12.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SUNDANCE ENERGY/S 0 0 5 1 3.17

SUNDANCE ENERGY/S has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 232.10%. Given SUNDANCE ENERGY/S’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SUNDANCE ENERGY/S is more favorable than MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR.


This table compares MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR 9.26% 36.65% 20.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR $788.06 million 6.89 $75.48 million $0.31 69.90
SUNDANCE ENERGY/S $66.61 million N/A N/A N/A N/A

MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than SUNDANCE ENERGY/S.


MONOTARO CO LTD/ADR beats SUNDANCE ENERGY/S on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


MonotaRO Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, imports and sells MRO products in Japan and internationally. It offers products in various categories, such as safety and health protection equipment/signs, logistics/packing goods, office tapes and cleaning supplies, cutting tools/abrasive materials, measurement/surveying equipment, work tools/electric/pneumatic tools, spray oil grease/ adhesion repair/welding supplies, pneumatic equipment/hydraulic equipment/hoses, and bearings/machine parts/casters. The company also provides electrical materials/control equipment/solder ESD protection equipment; building hardware, building materials, and painting interior goods; air conditioning electrical installation/pump/piping, water circulation equipment; screws, bolts, nails, and materials; automotive/truck equipment; bike and bicycle accessories; scientific research and development articles; kitchen equipment; agricultural materials and garden products; and medical/nursing care products. It serves manufacturing, automobile maintenance, and construction industries. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. also offers its products online. The company was formerly known as Sumisho Grainger Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MonotaRO Co., Ltd. in 2006. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Amagasaki, Japan.


Sundance Energy Australia Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The company's exploration and development activities are focused on the Eagle Ford project in the South-Texas-Gulf Coast Basin. Sundance Energy Australia Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Wayville, Australia.

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