Head-To-Head Comparison: Aspen Pharmacare (OTCMKTS:APNHY) vs. Seiko Epson (OTCMKTS:SEKEY)

Aspen Pharmacare (OTCMKTS:APNHY) and Seiko Epson (OTCMKTS:SEKEY) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Aspen Pharmacare and Seiko Epson, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aspen Pharmacare 0 0 1 0 3.00
Seiko Epson 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aspen Pharmacare and Seiko Epson’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aspen Pharmacare $2.46 billion N/A $313.35 million N/A N/A
Seiko Epson $9.00 billion 0.78 $279.37 million $0.82 10.67

Aspen Pharmacare has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Seiko Epson.

Volatility and Risk

Aspen Pharmacare has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seiko Epson has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Seiko Epson shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Aspen Pharmacare pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Seiko Epson pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Seiko Epson pays out 24.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Aspen Pharmacare and Seiko Epson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aspen Pharmacare N/A N/A N/A
Seiko Epson 5.79% 11.18% 5.38%


Seiko Epson beats Aspen Pharmacare on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aspen Pharmacare

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. manufactures and supplies branded and generic pharmaceutical products. It operates through the Commercial Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing segments. The Commercial Pharmaceuticals segment consists of the following business sub segments:^Sterile Focused Brands, which includes the Anaesthetics and Thrombosis portfolios; and Regional Brands, which are products that are managed on a regional basis. The Manufacturing segment relates to the manufacture and sale of active pharmaceutical ingredient and finished dose form products to third-party customers. The company was founded by Michael Guy Attridge and Stephen Bradley Saad in 1850 and is headquartered in Durban, South Africa.

About Seiko Epson

Seiko Epson Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of information equipment. It operates through the following business segments: Printing Solutions, Visual Communications, and Wearable & Industrial Products. The Printing Solutions segment offers Inkjet printers, serial impact dot matrix printers, page printers, color image scanners, large-format inkjet printers, industrial inkjet printing systems, printers for use in POS systems, label printers and related consumables, office papermaking systems, personal computers and others. The Visual Communications segment offers 3LCD projectors, HTPS-TFT panels for 3LCD projectors, smart eyewear and others. The Wearable & Industrial Products segment offers watches, watch movements, sensing equipment, industrial robots, IC handlers, crystal units, crystal oscillators, quartz sensors, CMOS LSIs, metal powders, surface finishing and others. The company was founded on May 18, 1942 and is headquartered in Suwa, Japan.

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