Financial Analysis: CARLSBERG AS/S (CABGY) versus China New Borun (BORN)

CARLSBERG AS/S (OTCMKTS:CABGY) and China New Borun (NYSE:BORN) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.


CARLSBERG AS/S pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. China New Borun does not pay a dividend. CARLSBERG AS/S pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares CARLSBERG AS/S and China New Borun’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China New Borun N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CARLSBERG AS/S and China New Borun, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CARLSBERG AS/S 0 1 1 0 2.50
China New Borun 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CARLSBERG AS/S and China New Borun’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CARLSBERG AS/S $9.39 billion 1.41 $191.24 million $0.98 22.78
China New Borun $327.64 million 0.08 $27.04 million N/A N/A

CARLSBERG AS/S has higher revenue and earnings than China New Borun.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of CARLSBERG AS/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of China New Borun shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

CARLSBERG AS/S has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China New Borun has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.


CARLSBERG AS/S beats China New Borun on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

CARLSBERG AS/S Company Profile

Carlsberg A/S produces and sells beer and other beverage products in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The company provides craft and specialty, and non-alcoholic beers; and soft drinks. It offers its products primarily under the Carlsberg, Baltika, Tuborg, FIX ANEY, and Ringnes brand names. Carlsberg A/S also exports its products to approximately 100 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1847 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

China New Borun Company Profile

China New Borun Corporation produces and distributes corn-based edible alcohol in the People's Republic of China. It operates in two segments, Corn-Base Edible Alcohol and its By-Products, and Chemical Products. The company offers edible alcohol products for use as an ingredient to producers of baijiu, a grain-based alcoholic beverage; and by-products of edible alcohol, such as distillers dried grains with solubles feed, liquid carbon dioxide, and crude corn oil. It also produces chemical products, including chlorinated polyethylene and 2-Acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid for use in various industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shouguang, the People's Republic of China. China New Borun Corporation is a subsidiary of King River Holding Limited.

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