NSK LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:NPSKY) and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR (OTCMKTS:KHNGY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.


NSK LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares NSK LTD/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NSK LTD/ADR 6.80% 12.82% 6.45%
KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR 3.88% 34.77% 10.36%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of NSK LTD/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

NSK LTD/ADR has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NSK LTD/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NSK LTD/ADR $9.21 billion 0.55 $623.80 million N/A N/A
KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR $18.90 billion 0.86 $749.01 million $1.25 21.66

KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than NSK LTD/ADR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for NSK LTD/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NSK LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A


KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR beats NSK LTD/ADR on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NSK LTD/ADR Company Profile

NSK Ltd. manufactures and sells industrial machinery bearings, automotive products, and precision machinery and parts. Its products include ball bearings; roller bearings; bearing units; super precision bearings; bearings for steel industry, mining and construction, papermaking machines, and pumps and compressors; and bearings for special environments, including sanitary, corrosive, vacuum, clean, high-temperature, non-magnetic requirement, and dust-contaminated environments. The company also provides automotive products, which comprise chassis products, such as electric power steerings, steering column and intermediate shafts, and hub unit bearings; power train products comprising engine parts and electrical accessories; and drive train products consisting of automatic and manual transmission, products for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, half toroidal CVT POWERTOROS units, and differential gear and propeller shafts. In addition, it offers precision machine components, including ball screws, linear guides, monocarriers, XY tables, and spindles; and accessories, including ball screw support bearings, air bearings, and clean grease, as well as support units for heavy and light loads, machine tools, and small equipment. Further, the company provides megatorque motors; maintenance and repair services; personnel support and consulting services; consulting, design, development, sales, and maintenance services for computer systems and networks; insurance agency services; and warehousing and distribution of bearings and automotive components, as well as manages and rents real estate properties. It serves agriculture, automotive, industrial motor, gearbox, injection molding machine, food processing machinery, machine tool, medical device, mining and construction, motorcycle, office equipment, papermaking machinery, pump and compressor, railway, semiconductor, steel, and wind turbine industries. NSK Ltd. was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR Company Profile

Kuehne + Nagel International AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated logistics services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Seafreight, Airfreight, Overland, and Contract Logistics. It provides airfreight services; seafreight services, including full and less than container loads, intra Europe/short sea intermodal solutions integration with carriers, flexible schedules, blue anchor line agent, cargo insurance, and customs clearance services, as well as online booking online, tracking, and tracing of shipment services; and overland transportation and contract logistics services. The company also offers export and import documentation, door-to-door, and logistics supply movement arrangement services. It serves aerospace, automotive, FMCG, high-tech, oil and gas, pharma and healthcare, retail, industrial, emergency and relief logistics, drinks logistics, forest products, hotel and marine logistics, foodservice, insurance, and project logistics sectors. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Schindellegi, Switzerland. Kuehne + Nagel International AG is a subsidiary of Kuehne Holding AG.

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