AVIVA PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:AVVIY) and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.2% of AVIVA PLC/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
AVIVA PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares AVIVA PLC/ADR and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR||4.06%||10.35%||0.50%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AVIVA PLC/ADR and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AVIVA PLC/ADR||$23.76 billion||0.91||$2.09 billion||$1.01||10.63|
|SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR||$14.79 billion||0.62||$558.67 million||$1.30||16.15|
AVIVA PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR. AVIVA PLC/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for AVIVA PLC/ADR and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
AVIVA PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. AVIVA PLC/ADR pays out 42.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
AVIVA PLC/ADR beats SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About AVIVA PLC/ADR
Aviva plc provides various insurance and savings products primarily in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and South-East Asia. The company offers life insurance, long term health and accident insurance, savings, pension, and annuity products; and lifetime mortgage products. It also provides insurance cover to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses for risks associated primarily with motor vehicles and medical expenses, as well as property and liability, such as employers' and professional indemnity liabilities. In addition, the company offers retirement income, home, motor, travel, commercial, private medical, critical illness, and income protection insurance products. Further, it provides investment management services for institutional pension fund mandates; and manages various retail investment products, including investment funds, unit trusts, open-ended investment companies, and individual savings accounts for third-party financial institutions, pension funds, public sector organizations, investment professionals, and private investors. The company markets its products through a network of insurance brokers, as well as MyAviva, an online platform. The company was formerly known as CGNU plc and changed its name to Aviva plc in July 2002. Aviva plc was founded in 1696 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
About SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR
Sony Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. The company operates in life insurance, non-life insurance, and banking businesses. Its insurance products include death-protection, medical, educational endowment, living benefit, and other insurance products; and non-life insurance products comprise automobile, medical, and cancer insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. The company's banking business provides Yen and foreign currency deposits, and mortgage loans, as well as investment trust, foreign currency margin trading, and other services; and credit card settlement services, as well as plans, develops, and operates nursing care homes. It provides its products through lifeplanner sales employees and independent agencies, as well as through Internet and telephone. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony Financial Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
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