Financial Review: Recruit (RCRRF) and ACERINOX SA/ADR (ANIOY)

Recruit (OTCMKTS:RCRRF) and ACERINOX SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:ANIOY) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Recruit and ACERINOX SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Recruit 7.15% 18.57% 10.08%
ACERINOX SA/ADR 4.65% 11.44% 4.98%

Risk & Volatility

Recruit has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACERINOX SA/ADR has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Recruit and ACERINOX SA/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Recruit 0 0 0 0 N/A
ACERINOX SA/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

ACERINOX SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Recruit does not pay a dividend. ACERINOX SA/ADR pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Recruit and ACERINOX SA/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Recruit $19.62 billion 2.34 $1.37 billion $0.78 35.18
ACERINOX SA/ADR $5.23 billion 0.51 $264.65 million $0.48 10.15

Recruit has higher revenue and earnings than ACERINOX SA/ADR. ACERINOX SA/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Recruit, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Recruit beats ACERINOX SA/ADR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Recruit

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. provides employment information services in Japan and internationally. It operates through HR Technology, Media & Solutions, and Staffing segments. The company operates Indeed.com, which aggregates various job listings from information found on company career pages, job search sites, and other online sources. It also operates Suumo, a real estate and housing Website; Zexy, a site providing bridal-related information on various wedding venues and dresses, jewelry and accessories, and wedding favors; Study Sapuri Shinro, a Website that offers educational information to guide high school students and their families; and Car Sensor, which provides information for purchasing or replacing a vehicle. In addition, the company operates Jalan, a site offering travel information and accommodation booking for travel in Japan; Hot Pepper Gourmet, an online booking site to search and book restaurants, read up on restaurant information, and find restaurant coupons; Hot Pepper Beauty, a domestic search and booking site for hair, relaxation, and beauty salons; AirRegi, a POS cash register app; Rikunabi, a job information site for soon-to-be graduates; Rikunabi Next, a job portal site for people looking to change jobs; Recruit Agent, an employment agency staffed with career advisors; From A Navi, a part-time job openings Website; and Townwork, a magazine that provides information on job openings in local communities. Further, it offers temporary clerical and IT staffing agency services; light industrial staffing services; staffing and human capital outsourcing services; IT and digital recruitment services specializing in contracting and permanent recruitment; and human resources services, products, and technologies to organizations and individuals. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About ACERINOX SA/ADR

Acerinox, S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, transforms, and markets stainless steel products worldwide. The company operates through Flat Stainless Steel Products, Long Stainless Steel Products, and Other segments. Its flat stainless steel products include billets, black coils, circles, cold rolled coils and sheets, engraved coils/sheets, flat bars, hot rolled coils and sheets, plates, and slabs. The company's long stainless steel products comprise angles, black bars, cold drawn bars, cold rolled reinforced bars and coils, color coated wires, hexagonal wire rods, hot rolled reinforced bars and coils, peeled bars, profiles, reinforcement wires, wires, and wire rods, as well as various stainless steel grades. Acerinox, S.A. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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