Brambles (OTCMKTS:BXBLY) & KDDI (OTCMKTS:KDDIY) Financial Analysis

Brambles (OTCMKTS:BXBLYGet Rating) and KDDI (OTCMKTS:KDDIYGet Rating) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Brambles and KDDI, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brambles 2 0 1 0 1.67
KDDI 1 3 0 0 1.75

Risk and Volatility

Brambles has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KDDI has a beta of -0.02, indicating that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brambles and KDDI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brambles N/A N/A N/A
KDDI 12.12% 12.41% 6.27%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brambles and KDDI’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brambles $5.21 billion 2.12 $526.10 million N/A N/A
KDDI $49.94 billion 1.52 $6.12 billion $1.33 12.42

KDDI has higher revenue and earnings than Brambles.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Brambles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of KDDI shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Brambles pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. KDDI pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. KDDI pays out 28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

KDDI beats Brambles on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brambles (Get Rating)

Brambles Limited operates as a supply-chain logistics company. The company operates through CHEP North America and Latin America; CHEP Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; and CHEP Australia, New Zealand and Asia, excluding India segments. It engages in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates, and containers. The company serves customers in the fast-moving consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries. Brambles Limited was founded in 1875 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

About KDDI (Get Rating)

KDDI Corporation provides telecommunications services in Japan and internationally. It operates in two segments, Personal Services and Business Services. The Personal Services segment offers smartphone, mobile phone, and other mobile communication services, as well as fixed-line services under the au Hikari brand; MVNO services; mobile services under the au brand; and voice communications, data transmission, FTTH services, and CATV services. It also provides smartphone-centric payment, financial, and other services through au PAY gateway; au HOME, an IoT service that watches over pets using sensors and cameras; au Denki to conserve energy usage; AEON, an English conversation school. The Business Services segment offers data center services to corporate customers under the TELEHOUSE brand; and various solutions for network and cloud services, smartphones, and other devices. It is also involved in the provision of broadcasting, wireless broadband, mail order, IT support, call center, and temporary personnel services; and design, construction, maintenance, and operation support for communication equipment and submarine cable. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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