Head-To-Head Comparison: Bureau Veritas (OTCMKTS:BVRDF) & HOYA (OTCMKTS:HOCPY)

Bureau Veritas (OTCMKTS:BVRDFGet Free Report) and HOYA (OTCMKTS:HOCPYGet Free Report) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Bureau Veritas and HOYA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bureau Veritas 2 1 0 0 1.33
HOYA 0 0 1 0 3.00

Risk and Volatility

Bureau Veritas has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HOYA has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Bureau Veritas and HOYA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bureau Veritas N/A N/A N/A
HOYA 21.38% 19.48% 15.24%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bureau Veritas and HOYA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bureau Veritas $5.95 billion 1.93 $491.71 million N/A N/A
HOYA $5.36 billion 7.39 $1.25 billion $3.25 34.38

HOYA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Bureau Veritas.


HOYA beats Bureau Veritas on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bureau Veritas

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Bureau Veritas SA provides laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services. It operates through six segments: Marine & Offshore; Agri-Food & Commodities; Industry; Buildings & Infrastructure; Certification; and Consumer Products. The company engages in inspecting, analyzing, auditing, and certifying the products, assets, and management systems of its customers in relation to regulatory or self-imposed standards, as well as issues compliance reports. It also provides laboratory and on-site testing services for manufacturing and process industries; inspection services for products, services, assets, and installations, as well as various services designed to control quality, verify quantity, and meet regulatory requirements; and certification services for management systems, products, and people. The company serves automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, chemicals, commodities and agriculture, consumer products and retail, food, marine and offshore, oil and gas, and power and utilities industries, as well as financial services and public sectors. It operates in approximately 140 countries through a network of 1,600 offices and laboratories. Bureau Veritas SA was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

About HOYA

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HOYA Corporation, a med-tech company, provides high-tech and medical products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Life Care, Telecommunication, and Other. The company offers life care products, including eyeglass and contact lenses; medical endoscopes; intraocular lenses; laparoscopic surgical instruments; automatic endoscope cleaning equipment; and other medical related products, such as prosthetic ceramic fillers and metallic implants for orthopedics. It also operates Eyecity, a specialty retailer of contact lenses. In addition, the company provides information technology products, such as mask blanks and photomasks for manufacturing semiconductor chips; glass disks for hard disk drives; and imaging products that include optical glasses/optical lenses, colored glass filters, and laser equipment/UV light resources. Further, it engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of photomasks for manufacturing flat panel displays. Additionally, the company offers ReadSpeaker, a speech synthesis software; and cloud services comprising Kinnosuke, a time and attendance management service, as well as Yonosuke, an electronic payslip service. HOYA Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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