Hoya (OTCMKTS: HOCPY) and Experian (OTCMKTS:EXPGY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.
This table compares Hoya and Experian’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Hoya pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Experian pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Hoya pays out 9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Experian pays out 39.2% 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 is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Hoya and Experian, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Hoya shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Experian 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.
Risk and Volatility
Hoya has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Experian has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Hoya and Experian’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hoya||$4.43 billion||5.04||$806.68 million||$2.05||28.53|
|Experian||$4.34 billion||5.19||$866.00 million||$0.97||25.27|
Experian has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hoya. Experian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hoya, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Hoya beats Experian on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hoya Company Profile
HOYA CORPORATION manufactures and sells precision devices and instruments based on advanced optics technologies in the fields of life care and information technology. It operates in two segments, Life Care and Information Technology. The company offers healthcare products, including eyeglass and contact lenses; and medical products, such as medical endoscopes, laparoscopic surgical instruments, intraocular lenses, prosthetic ceramic fillers and orthopedic implants, and airway scopes. It also provides electronics products comprising mask blanks and photomasks for manufacturing semiconductor chips; photomasks for liquid crystal display panels; and glass disks for hard disk drives. In addition, the company offers imaging products that include optical lenses and optical glasses; optical lens units for digital cameras; laser scanning units for laser printers, digital copiers, digital fax machines, inspection equipment, and measuring instruments; laser oscillators used in the production of semiconductors and flat panel displays; and ultraviolet (UV) light sources that are used to cure UV resins in the bonding of optical parts and electronic components. Further, it provides various IT solutions, which comprise system architecture and information processing, as well as operates as an application service provider. Additionally, the company operates a chain of specialist contact lens stores. HOYA CORPORATION was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
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