Financial Contrast: Burberry Group (OTCMKTS:BURBY) and Recruit (OTCMKTS:RCRRF)

Burberry Group (OTCMKTS:BURBYGet Rating) and Recruit (OTCMKTS:RCRRFGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Volatility & Risk

Burberry Group has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Recruit has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Burberry Group and Recruit’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Burberry Group $3.86 billion 2.32 $540.86 million N/A N/A
Recruit $25.58 billion 1.98 $2.64 billion $1.58 19.91

Recruit has higher revenue and earnings than Burberry Group.


This table compares Burberry Group and Recruit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Burberry Group N/A N/A N/A
Recruit 9.99% 23.58% 13.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Burberry Group and Recruit, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Burberry Group 0 5 1 0 2.17
Recruit 0 0 0 0 N/A


Recruit beats Burberry Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Burberry Group

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Burberry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, retails, and wholesales luxury goods under the Burberry brand. The company operates in two segments, Retail/Wholesale and Licensing. It provides womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, beauty, eyewear, shoes, and accessories, as well as leather goods, such as bags. The company also licenses third parties to manufacture and distribute products using the Burberry trademarks. Burberry Group plc sells its products through Burberry mainline stores, concessions, outlets, digital commerce, Burberry franchisees, department stores, and multi-brand specialty accounts, as well as through website. As of April 2, 2022, the company operated 218 stores, 143 concession stores, 57 outlets, and 38 franchise stores. It operates in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Americas. Burberry Group plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Recruit

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Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. provides HR technology and business solutions in Japan, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: HR Technology, Media & Solutions, and Staffing. The HR Technology segment provides various technological solutions that help job seekers and employers in navigating hiring and recruitment. The Media & Solutions segment offers marketing solutions that provide matching platforms for businesses in various industries, including housing and real estate, beauty, bridal, travel, dining, and others; and SaaS solutions, which are business and management support tools for small and medium-sized companies. It also provides HR solutions that support business clients' recruiting and hiring activities and individual users' job search activities through its job advertising services and placement services. The Staffing segment provides temporary staffing services in Japan, Europe, and Australia. Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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