Reviewing Anglo American (NGLOY) and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR (MONOY)

Anglo American (OTCMKTS:NGLOY) and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:MONOY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Anglo American has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Anglo American pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Anglo American pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays out 24.6% 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Anglo American and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anglo American $28.65 billion 0.80 $3.17 billion $1.29 8.49
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR $788.06 million 4.36 $75.33 million $0.61 44.93

Anglo American has higher revenue and earnings than MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR. Anglo American is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Anglo American shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Anglo American and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anglo American N/A N/A N/A
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 9.28% 26.47% 14.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Anglo American and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anglo American 0 2 5 1 2.88
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A


Anglo American beats MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Anglo American Company Profile

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, and processing various metals and minerals worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and nickel; and iron and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR Company Profile

MonotaRO Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, imports and sells MRO products in Japan and internationally. It offers products in various categories, such as safety and health protection equipment/signs, logistics/packing goods, office tapes and cleaning supplies, cutting tools/abrasive materials, measurement/surveying equipment, work tools/electric/pneumatic tools, spray oil grease/ adhesion repair/welding supplies, pneumatic equipment/hydraulic equipment/hoses, and bearings/machine parts/casters. The company also provides electrical materials/control equipment/solder ESD protection equipment; building hardware, building materials, and painting interior goods; air conditioning electrical installation/pump/piping, water circulation equipment; screws, bolts, nails, and materials; automotive/truck equipment; bike and bicycle accessories; scientific research and development articles; kitchen equipment; agricultural materials and garden products; and medical/nursing care products. It serves manufacturing, automobile maintenance, and construction industries. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. also offers its products online. The company was formerly known as Sumisho Grainger Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MonotaRO Co., Ltd. in 2006. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Amagasaki, Japan.

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