Experian (OTCMKTS: EXPGY) and SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SVNDY) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Experian pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Experian pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This table compares Experian and SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Experian||$4.66 billion||4.92||$815.00 million||$0.97||25.76|
|SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR||$54.34 billion||0.74||$1.63 billion||$0.92||24.79|
SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Experian. SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Experian, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Experian and SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR||3.00%||7.20%||3.29%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.2% of Experian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Experian and SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
Experian has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Experian beats SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Experian Company Profile
Experian plc, an information services company, provides data, analytics, and software solutions to businesses and organizations. The company operates through four segments: Credit Services, Decision Analytics, Marketing Services, and Consumer Services. The Credit Services segment holds, protects, and manages data that help businesses and organizations to lend, as well as prevent fraud. This segment also holds information of people and businesses that have repaid credit in the past; and provides credit reports used by businesses, such as banks, automotive dealers, healthcare providers, and retailers. The Decision Analytics segment provides software, analytics, and fraud prevention services that help clients to detect and minimize fraud, and to comply with legal requirements. The Marketing Services segment provides data management and analytics that enable businesses to plan, build, and deliver their marketing campaigns. The Consumer Services segment provides online services that help people to understand and better manage their financial position, while protecting themselves from identity theft and fraud. It serves its customers in financial service, direct-to-consumer, retail, healthcare, automotive, telecom and utility, insurance, media and technology, government and public, and other sectors in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was formerly known as Experian Group Limited and changed its name to Experian plc in July 2008. Experian plc was founded in 1803 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
SEVEN & I HOLDI/ADR Company Profile
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores, superstores, department stores, specialty stores, and restaurants in Japan and internationally. It operates through seven segments: Convenience Store operations, Superstore Operations, Department Store Operations, Food Services, Financial Services, Mail Order Services, and Others. The Convenience Store Operations segment operates corporate stores and franchised stores under the 7-Eleven name. The Superstore Operations segment operates superstores, supermarkets, specialty shops, and other stores. The Department Store Operations segment operates department stores under the Sogo and SEIBU brands. The Food Services segment operates restaurants and fast food stores, as well as provides meal services for company cafeterias, hospitals, and schools. The Financial Services segment provides banking, ATM, credit card, leasing, electronic money, and insurance services. The Mail Order Services segment offers mail order services, and sells and wholesales gifts. The Others segment provides IT and other services. It operates approximately 20,900 stores in Japan. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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