DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR (OTCMKTS:DPUKY) and HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:HCHMY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR pays out 61.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR pays out 32.7% 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 DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR and HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR 0 2 0 0 2.00
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR and HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR $713.18 million 2.05 $65.40 million $0.42 15.05
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR $6.18 billion 1.43 $258.51 million $2.51 33.82

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR. DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR and HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR N/A N/A N/A
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR 3.09% 4.65% 2.79%

Risk and Volatility

DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR beats DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

DOMINOS PIZZA U/ADR Company Profile

Domino's Pizza Group plc owns, operates, and franchises Domino's Pizza stores in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It also leases properties; and leases store equipment to franchisees. The company operates 1,261 stores in the six European markets. The company was formerly known as Domino's Pizza UK & IRL plc and changed its name to Domino's Pizza Group plc in May 2012. Domino's Pizza Group plc was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR Company Profile

Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. manufactures and sells functional materials, and advanced components and systems in Japan and internationally. The company provides semiconductor related materials, such as chemical mechanical planarization slurry, high heat resistant fine polyimides, photosensitive insulation coatings, die bonding pastes and films, epoxy molding compounds, liquid encapsulants, cleaning sheets, high heat resistant coating materials, map molding support tapes, release sheets, and dicing films; and display and touch panel related materials, including anisotropic conductive films, transparent conductive transfer films, and adhesive films for displays. It also offers photovoltaic related materials comprising conductive films; advanced films, RFID tags, foam products, and food wrap films; lithium-ion batteries materials, carbon brushes, and ceramics; resins, adhesives and tapes, and electrical insulating materials; base and process materials for printed wiring boards (PWBs); and white epoxy molding compounds for LED reflectors. In addition, the company provides automotive products consisting of molded plastics, poly-sheets, carbon sliding materials, SPD films, protective films, automotive batteries, and powder metal products; and industrial batteries and capacitors, as well as electrical equipment, including DC power supply units and systems, and uninterruptible power supply products. Further, it provides PWBs, such as high layer PWBs, high density multi wiring boards, and PWBs for IC testers; allergy diagnostic kits, tear total IgE detection kits, in-vitro diagnostic kits, and exosomal mRNA isolation kits, as well as regenerative medicine contract development and manufacturing services; and golf carts. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.

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