Panasonic (OTCMKTS: PCRFY) and Sharp (OTCMKTS:SHCAY) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This table compares Panasonic and Sharp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Panasonic and Sharp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Panasonic||$67.93 billion||0.49||$1.39 billion||$0.60||23.95|
|Sharp||$18.97 billion||0.78||-$231.34 million||N/A||N/A|
Panasonic has higher revenue and earnings than Sharp.
Panasonic pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Sharp does not pay a dividend. Panasonic pays out 11.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Panasonic and Sharp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility and Risk
Panasonic has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharp has a beta of -0.01, indicating that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Panasonic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Sharp shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Panasonic shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Panasonic beats Sharp on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Panasonic Corporation is engaged in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions. The Company operates through five segments: Appliances, Eco Solutions, AVC Networks, Automotive & Industrial Systems, and Other. The Appliances segment is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of consumer electronics, air-conditioners, cold chain and devices. The Eco Solutions segment is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of lighting fixtures, lamps, wiring devices, solar photovoltaic systems, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers and nursing-care-related products. The AVC Networks segment is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of products, such as aircraft in-flight entertainment systems, personal computers, and social infrastructure systems equipment. The Automotive & Industrial Systems segment is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of automotive products, energy products, industrial devices and factory solutions.
Sharp Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components. The Company operates through seven segments. The IoT Communication segment provides mobile phones, tablet terminals, electronic dictionaries, calculators and facsimiles, among others. The Health & Environment System segment provides refrigerator, overheated steam oven, microwave oven, small cooking appliances. The Business Solution segment provides Point of Sale (POS) system equipment, electronic register, business projector, information display, among others. The Camera Module segment provides camera modules, camera module manufacturing facilities. The Electronic Device segment provides sensor module, proximity sensor and dust sensor, among others. The Energy Solution segment provides solar cell, and storage battery. The Display Device segment provides liquid crystal diode (LCD) color TV and Blu-ray disc recorder.
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