Financial Contrast: KURARAY CO LTD/ADR (KURRY) and Chemours (CC)

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KURARAY CO LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:KURRY) and Chemours (NYSE:CC) 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 earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Chemours’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR $4.61 billion 1.12 $477.05 million N/A N/A
Chemours $6.18 billion 0.91 $746.00 million $3.82 8.61

Chemours has higher revenue and earnings than KURARAY CO LTD/ADR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of KURARAY CO LTD/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.4% of Chemours shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Chemours shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Chemours pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Chemours pays out 26.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Chemours’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR 9.38% 10.53% 6.93%
Chemours 16.02% 106.98% 14.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Chemours, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chemours 0 2 7 0 2.78

Chemours has a consensus price target of $49.88, indicating a potential upside of 51.69%. Given Chemours’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Chemours is more favorable than KURARAY CO LTD/ADR.

Risk and Volatility

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours has a beta of 2.23, indicating that its share price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chemours beats KURARAY CO LTD/ADR on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR Company Profile

Kuraray Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high performance materials, medical products, and others products worldwide. The company's Vinyl Acetate segment offers functional resins and films, including polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resins for paper/fiber processing agents, adhesives, and others; optical-use PVA films for liquid crystal display televisions, mobile phone screens, and others; water-soluble PVA films for water soluble delivery system and others; PVB films for use as interlayers for laminated safety glass and photovoltaic module encapsulation; EVAL resins and films for food packaging, automobile tanks/vacuum insulation panels, refrigerators, and others; and PLANTIC, a bio-based barrier material for fresh food packaging and industrial uses. Its Isoprene segment produces isoprene chemicals; thermoplastic elastomers; heat-resistant polyamide resins; liquid rubber as additive agent for automobile tires and others; and acrylic thermoplastic elastomers. The company's Functional Materials segment offers man made leather products; methacrylic resins for LCDs, automobile light covers, signboards, construction materials, and others; and dental materials for treating cavities. Its Fibers and Textile segment provides PVA fibers, which are reinforcing materials for cement, concrete, and others; non-woven fabrics for everyday goods, industrial products, and others; hook and loop fasteners for clothing, sporting goods, industrial materials, and others; and polyarylate fibers for rope, fishing net, and other industrial products. The company's Trading segment engages in the import, export, and wholesale of fibers and textiles, including polyester filaments and chemicals. Its Others segment offers membranes, activated carbons, and others. The company also engages in water purification, wastewater treatment, ballast water management system, and other businesses. Kuraray Co., Ltd. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Chemours Company Profile

The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment manufactures and sells titanium dioxide under the Ti-Pure and BaiMax brands for various applications in architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, polyvinylchloride window profiles, laminate papers used for furniture and building materials, and coated papers and paperboards used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, including refrigerants, and industrial fluoropolymer resins and derivatives under the Teflon, Viton, Krytox, and Nafion brand names. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals for gold production, oil and gas, water treatment, electronics, and automotive industries. It also provides sodium cyanide through its mining solutions business; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as methylamines, glycolic acid, and Vazo free radical initiators. The Chemours Company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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