Financial Contrast: HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:HCHMY) & OCADO GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:OCDDY)

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HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:HCHMY) and OCADO GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:OCDDY) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR and OCADO GRP PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR 4.21% 6.80% 4.03%
OCADO GRP PLC/S N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OCADO GRP PLC/S has a beta of 3.47, meaning that its stock price is 247% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR and OCADO GRP PLC/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00
OCADO GRP PLC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. OCADO GRP PLC/S does not pay a dividend. HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR and OCADO GRP PLC/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR $6.18 billion 0.96 $258.51 million $2.51 22.81
OCADO GRP PLC/S $2.14 billion 4.32 -$60.21 million ($0.18) -163.06

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than OCADO GRP PLC/S. OCADO GRP PLC/S 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.

Summary

HITACHI CHEM CO/ADR beats OCADO GRP PLC/S on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

OCADO GRP PLC/S Company Profile

Ocado Group plc operates as an online grocery retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Solutions. It sells general merchandise products on its Ocado.com hypermarket through three specialty destination sites, including Fetch, a pet store; Sizzle, a kitchen and dining store; and Fabled, a premium beauty store. The company is also involved in the development and monetization of intellectual property and technology used for the online retailing, logistics, and distribution of grocery and consumer goods. Ocado Group plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Hatfield, the United Kingdom.

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