ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR (OTCMKTS:APNHY) and SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR (OTCMKTS:SOMMY) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR and SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR $3.33 billion 0.93 $469.38 million $1.25 5.42
SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR $20.62 billion 0.35 $1.26 billion $3.85 5.70

SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR. ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR and SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR and SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score


ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR pays out 12.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR pays out 23.4% 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.


SUMITOMO CHEM C/ADR beats ASPEN PHARMACAR/ADR on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies specialty, branded, and generic pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers various oral solid dose, liquids, semi-solids, steriles, biogicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and infant nutritional products. It also provides various therapeutic products, including anaesthetics; and injectable anticoagulants comprising orgaran for the treatment of HIT under the Thrombosis brand. In addition, the company offers oncology, endocrinology, and women's health products, as well as consumer healthcare products. Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited is headquartered in Durban, South Africa.


Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited engages in petrochemicals and plastics, energy and functional materials, IT-related, chemicals, health and crop sciences, pharmaceuticals, and other businesses worldwide. Its Petrochemicals & Plastics segment offers synthetic resins, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and methyl methacrylate resins; raw materials for synthetic fibers; and various industrial chemicals. The company's Energy & Functional Materials segment provides alumina and aluminum products used for energy-efficient products; polymer additives and rubber chemicals; synthetic rubber for tires; and engineering plastics and lithium-ion secondary battery materials for use in electronic components and next-generation vehicles. Its IT-Related Chemicals segment provides optical films for liquid crystal displays; color resists, photoresists, and high-purity chemicals for semiconductor manufacturing process; compound semiconductors for devices, including antenna switches and amplifiers of cell phones and smartphones; and aluminum sputtering targets for semiconductor chips' wiring. The company's Health & Crop Sciences segment offers crop protection chemicals, fertilizers, feed additives, household and public hygiene insecticides, and active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. Its Pharmaceuticals segment provides prescription and diagnostic pharmaceuticals. The company's Others segment supplies electrical power and steam; provides services for the design, engineering, and construction management of chemical plants, as well as transport and warehousing services; and conducts materials and environmental analysis. Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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