Contrasting JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:JAPSY) and KUMBA IRON OR/S (OTCMKTS:KIROY)

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:JAPSY) and KUMBA IRON OR/S (OTCMKTS:KIROY) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. KUMBA IRON OR/S pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR and KUMBA IRON OR/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR $13.39 billion 0.50 $1.36 billion N/A N/A
KUMBA IRON OR/S $3.47 billion 1.44 $729.78 million N/A N/A

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than KUMBA IRON OR/S.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of JAPAN AIRL LTD/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

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KUMBA IRON OR/S has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR and KUMBA IRON OR/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
KUMBA IRON OR/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR and KUMBA IRON OR/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR 8.59% 23.17% 13.85%
KUMBA IRON OR/S N/A N/A N/A

Summary

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR beats KUMBA IRON OR/S on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

JAPAN AIRL LTD/ADR Company Profile

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. provides scheduled and non-scheduled air transport services in Japan and internationally. It offers domestic and international air transport services. The company is also involved in the aerial work and other related businesses. As of February 15, 2018, it operated a fleet of approximately 230 aircraft. The company was formerly known as Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. in April 2011. Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

KUMBA IRON OR/S Company Profile

Kumba Iron Ore Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, extraction, beneficiation, marketing, sale, and shipping of iron ore primarily in South Africa. The company produces iron ore at Sishen and Kolomela mines in the Northern Cape Province. It also operates a port in Saldanha Bay. The company supplies its iron ore to the steel industry; and exports to China, rest of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa.

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