Analyzing Norsk Hydro ASA (NHYDY) and GREENE KING PLC/S (GKNGY)

Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS:NHYDY) and GREENE KING PLC/S (OTCMKTS:GKNGY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Norsk Hydro ASA has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GREENE KING PLC/S has a beta of 0.08, meaning that its share price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Norsk Hydro ASA and GREENE KING PLC/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Norsk Hydro ASA 0 1 5 0 2.83
GREENE KING PLC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and GREENE KING PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Norsk Hydro ASA 5.17% 9.49% 5.38%
GREENE KING PLC/S N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Norsk Hydro ASA and GREENE KING PLC/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Norsk Hydro ASA $13.93 billion 0.73 $1.06 billion $0.48 10.35
GREENE KING PLC/S $2.91 billion 0.66 $217.50 million N/A N/A

Norsk Hydro ASA has higher revenue and earnings than GREENE KING PLC/S.

Dividends

Norsk Hydro ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. GREENE KING PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.1%. Norsk Hydro ASA pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Norsk Hydro ASA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Norsk Hydro ASA beats GREENE KING PLC/S on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Norsk Hydro ASA

Norsk Hydro ASA operates as an integrated aluminum company worldwide. It operates in six segments: Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, Metal Markets, Rolled Products, Extruded Solutions, and Energy. The Bauxite & Alumina segment engages in bauxite mining activities, production of alumina, and related commercial activities, as well as the sale of alumina. The Primary Metal segment is involved in the primary aluminum production, remelting, and casting activities. This segment primarily offers extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet ingots, and standard ingots. The Metal Markets segment sells products from the company's primary metal plants; operates remelters; and trades in physical and financial metals. The Rolled Products segment operates rolling mills and a primary metal plant. This segment primarily offers aluminum foils, strips, sheets, and lithographic plates for application in the packaging, automotive, and transport industries, as well as for offset printing plates. The Extruded Solutions segment offers extrusion profiles, building systems, and precision tubing products. The Energy segment owns and operates 26 hydroelectric power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 2,000 MW in Norway. The company also serves the electronics, building and construction, consumer goods, general engineering, printing, HVACR, and solar product industries. Norsk Hydro ASA was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

About GREENE KING PLC/S

Greene King plc operates as a pub retailer and brewer in the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Pub Company, Pub Partners, and Brewing & Brands. Its brands include Greene King Local Pubs, Hungry Horse, Flaming Grill, Farmhouse Inns, and Chef & Brewer. The company is also involved in brewing, marketing, and selling beer under the Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, and Belhaven Best brands. In addition, Greene King plc engages in the employment, financing, pension trustee, and property businesses. As of April 30, 2018, it operated 2,855 managed, tenanted, leased, and franchised pubs, restaurants, and hotels. Greene King plc was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, the United Kingdom.

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