CRODA INTL PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:COIHY) and EXPERIAN PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:EXPGY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CRODA INTL PLC/ADR and EXPERIAN PLC/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CRODA INTL PLC/ADR||$1.85 billion||4.25||$331.56 million||$1.29||23.71|
|EXPERIAN PLC/ADR||$4.86 billion||5.96||$695.00 million||$0.97||32.76|
EXPERIAN PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than CRODA INTL PLC/ADR. CRODA INTL PLC/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EXPERIAN PLC/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of CRODA INTL PLC/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of EXPERIAN PLC/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares CRODA INTL PLC/ADR and EXPERIAN PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CRODA INTL PLC/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
CRODA INTL PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. EXPERIAN PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. CRODA INTL PLC/ADR pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. EXPERIAN PLC/ADR pays out 62.9% 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.
Risk & Volatility
CRODA INTL PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EXPERIAN PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CRODA INTL PLC/ADR and EXPERIAN PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CRODA INTL PLC/ADR||1||0||0||0||1.00|
EXPERIAN PLC/ADR beats CRODA INTL PLC/ADR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CRODA INTL PLC/ADR
Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries. The company also provides specialty ingredients for self-tanning, color cosmetics, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men’s grooming, and oral hygiene, as well as skin, hair, sun, body, and baby care applications; construction chemicals, and bitumen additives; dietary supplements; and advanced materials, and polymer additives for electronics and devices. In addition, it provides chemistries, emulsifiers, fuel and power generation additives, and polymer additives; food additives; specialty polymer additives for furniture and wood applications; household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products; lubricants; oleochemicals; and packaging, print, and paper chemicals. Further, it provides paints and coatings; active pharmaceutical ingredients; thermal management products; plastic and rubber products for food packaging, carrier bags and toys, car bumpers, mobile phones, and home appliances; skin health products; hygiene and industrial nonwovens, botanical extracts, tissues, and textile auxiliaries; and water treatment chemicals. Additionally, the company offers bio-based phase change materials for automotive, building and construction, electronics and devices, and thermal energy storage applications. Croda International Plc was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.
About EXPERIAN PLC/ADR
Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information services company. The company offers credit services, such as holding, protecting, and managing data that help businesses and organizations to lend, as well as prevent frauds. Its credit services also holds information of people and businesses that have repaid credit in the past; and provides credit reports used by various businesses, such as banks, automotive dealers, healthcare providers, and retailers. The company also provides software and analytics solutions that help clients in lending, as well as detecting and minimizing frauds, and complying with legal requirements. In addition, it offers marketing services, which include data management and analytics that enable businesses to plan, build, and deliver their marketing campaigns. Further, the company provides online financial education and debt resolution services that help people to understand and manage their financial position, while protecting themselves from fraud and identity theft. Additionally, it engages in the development of intellectual property; and provision of administrative services. Experian plc serves customers in financial service, direct-to-consumer, healthcare, retail, automotive, software and professional services, telecommunications and utility, insurance, media and technology, government and public, and other sectors in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as rest of the Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Experian Group Limited and changed its name to Experian plc in July 2008. Experian plc was founded in 1803 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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