Head to Head Contrast: KURARAY CO LTD/ADR (KURRY) & Basf (BASFY)

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:KURRY) and Basf (OTCMKTS:BASFY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Basf, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Basf 0 4 2 0 2.33

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of KURARAY CO LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Basf has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Basf’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR 9.38% 10.53% 6.93%
Basf 9.07% 17.41% 7.69%

Dividends

KURARAY CO LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Basf pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Basf pays out 36.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KURARAY CO LTD/ADR and Basf’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KURARAY CO LTD/ADR $4.61 billion 1.16 $477.05 million N/A N/A
Basf $72.83 billion 0.91 $6.87 billion $1.82 9.93

Basf has higher revenue and earnings than KURARAY CO LTD/ADR.

Summary

Basf beats KURARAY CO LTD/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About KURARAY CO LTD/ADR

Kuraray Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high performance materials, medical products, and others products worldwide. The company's Vinyl Acetate segment offers functional resins and films, including polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resins for paper/fiber processing agents, adhesives, and others; optical-use PVA films for liquid crystal display televisions, mobile phone screens, and others; water-soluble PVA films for water soluble delivery system and others; PVB films for use as interlayers for laminated safety glass and photovoltaic module encapsulation; EVAL resins and films for food packaging, automobile tanks/vacuum insulation panels, refrigerators, and others; and PLANTIC, a bio-based barrier material for fresh food packaging and industrial uses. Its Isoprene segment produces isoprene chemicals; thermoplastic elastomers; heat-resistant polyamide resins; liquid rubber as additive agent for automobile tires and others; and acrylic thermoplastic elastomers. The company's Functional Materials segment offers man made leather products; methacrylic resins for LCDs, automobile light covers, signboards, construction materials, and others; and dental materials for treating cavities. Its Fibers and Textile segment provides PVA fibers, which are reinforcing materials for cement, concrete, and others; non-woven fabrics for everyday goods, industrial products, and others; hook and loop fasteners for clothing, sporting goods, industrial materials, and others; and polyarylate fibers for rope, fishing net, and other industrial products. The company's Trading segment engages in the import, export, and wholesale of fibers and textiles, including polyester filaments and chemicals. Its Others segment offers membranes, activated carbons, and others. The company also engages in water purification, wastewater treatment, ballast water management system, and other businesses. Kuraray Co., Ltd. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Basf

BASF SE operates as a chemical company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. The Chemicals segment offers solvents, plasticizers, monomers, and glues, as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, crop protection products, and medicines. The Performance Products segment provides dispersions and pigments, care chemicals, nutrition and health products, and performance chemicals that are used in pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and cosmetics, as well as hygiene and household products; and other products for enhancing processes in the paper industry and water treatment, as well as in oil, gas, and ore extraction. The Functional Materials & Solutions segment offers catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane systems, automotive coatings, surface treatment solutions, and concrete admixtures; and tile adhesives and decorative paints for the automotive, electrical, chemical, and construction industries, as well as for household, and sports and leisure applications. The Agricultural Solutions segment provides fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, as well as functional crop care products. The Oil & Gas segment explores for and produces oil and gas in Europe, North Africa, Russia, South America, and the Middle East. It also produces ammonia; and transports natural gas in Europe. The company also offers surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, and UV filters for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning, and technical applications. BASF SE was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

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