Head-To-Head Survey: ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:APELY) and ASAHI GLASS/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASGLY)

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ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:APELY) and ASAHI GLASS/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASGLY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR and ASAHI GLASS/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR N/A N/A N/A
ASAHI GLASS/ADR 1.63% 1.90% 1.02%

Dividends

ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. ASAHI GLASS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR pays out -312.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of ASAHI GLASS/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR and ASAHI GLASS/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR 0 0 0 1 4.00
ASAHI GLASS/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR and ASAHI GLASS/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR $7.44 billion 0.37 -$36.87 million ($0.08) -337.50
ASAHI GLASS/ADR $13.93 billion 0.46 $408.80 million N/A N/A

ASAHI GLASS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR.

Volatility & Risk

ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASAHI GLASS/ADR has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ASAHI GLASS/ADR beats ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ALPS ELEC LTD/ADR

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells electronic components worldwide. The company offers sensors, switches, encoders, potentiometers, connectors, communication modules, multi control devices, aspherical glass lenses, power inductors, toroidal coils, actuators, reactors, printers, touch input devices, and energy harvesters; mobile media solutions; and logistics services. It primarily serves the automotive, home and mobile, healthcare, and environment and energy markets. The company was formerly known as Alps Electric Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.in January 2019. Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About ASAHI GLASS/ADR

AGC Inc. manufactures and sells glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics worldwide. The company offers architectural glass products, including float glass, low-emissivity glass, double glazing glass for solar control/heat-insulation, safety glass, and decorative glass; and tempered and laminated automotive glass, as well as integrated glass antenna and privacy glass. It also provides glass substrates used for thin-film-transistor liquid crystal displays and OLEDs; electronic materials, such as CMOS/CCD blue filters, CMP slurries, synthetic quartz glasses, glass frits and pastes, and glass molded lenses; and applied glass materials comprising cover glass for electronic devices, thin glass for electronic devices, glass for light guide plates, and glass for photovoltaic devices. In addition, the company offers chemical products that include chlor-alkali and urethane products, which comprise vinyl chloride, vinyl chloride raw materials, caustic soda, and urethane materials; and fluorochemicals and specialty chemicals, including fluoropolymers/films, water and oil repellents, pharmaceutical and agrochemical, intermediates and active ingredients, and iodine-related products. Further, it provides refractory materials, fine ceramics, and sputtering targets; and logistics/engineering services. It has a strategic development agreement with Ubiquitous Energy. The company was formerly known as Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. and changed its name to AGC Inc. in July 2018. AGC Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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