Financial Comparison: SWIRE Pac Ltd/S (SWRAY) versus Hoya (HOCPY)

SWIRE Pac Ltd/S (OTCMKTS: HOCPY) and Hoya (OTCMKTS:HOCPY) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

SWIRE Pac Ltd/S has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hoya has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for SWIRE Pac Ltd/S and Hoya, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SWIRE Pac Ltd/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hoya 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of SWIRE Pac Ltd/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Hoya shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


SWIRE Pac Ltd/S pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Hoya pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. SWIRE Pac Ltd/S pays out 62.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hoya pays out 27.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SWIRE Pac Ltd/S and Hoya’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWIRE Pac Ltd/S $10.30 billion 1.02 $3.34 billion $0.40 29.08
Hoya $4.89 billion 4.64 $898.43 million $2.33 25.54

SWIRE Pac Ltd/S has higher revenue and earnings than Hoya. Hoya is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SWIRE Pac Ltd/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares SWIRE Pac Ltd/S and Hoya’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hoya 18.49% 18.69% 15.19%

About SWIRE Pac Ltd/S

Swire Pacific Limited engages in property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial businesses in Hong Kong, other Asian countries, the United States, and internationally. Its Property division develops, owns, and operates mixed-use properties. This division's property investment portfolio comprises office and retail premises, serviced apartments, other luxury residential accommodations, and commercial mixed-use developments; and trading portfolio consists of residential properties. It also owns and manages two hotels in Hong Kong and three hotels in Mainland China, as well as owns interests in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the United States. The company's Aviation division provides scheduled passenger and cargo services, and aviation maintenance and repair services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 149 aircraft. Its Beverages division owns rights to manufacture, market, and distribute refreshing soft drinks to consumers. The company's Marine Services division operates offshore support vessels servicing the energy industry in the offshore production and exploration region outside the United States; and has a windfarm installation business, as well as a subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair business. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of 77 offshore support vessels. Its Trading & Industrial division retails and distributes footwear, apparel, and accessories through its 187 retail outlets; sells passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters; operates a chain of bakeries; packages and sells sugar products under the Taikoo Sugar brand; provides cold storage services; manufactures decorative paints; and offers waste management services. The company was founded in 1816 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Swire Pacific Limited is a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited.

About Hoya

HOYA CORPORATION manufactures and sells precision devices and instruments based on advanced optics technologies in the fields of life care and information technology. It operates in two segments, Life Care and Information Technology. The company offers healthcare products, including eyeglass and contact lenses; and medical products, such as medical endoscopes, laparoscopic surgical instruments, intraocular lenses, prosthetic ceramic fillers and orthopedic implants, and airway scopes. It also provides electronics products comprising mask blanks and photomasks for manufacturing semiconductor chips; photomasks for liquid crystal display panels; and glass disks for hard disk drives. In addition, the company offers imaging products that include optical lenses and optical glasses; optical lens units for digital cameras; laser scanning units for laser printers, digital copiers, digital fax machines, inspection equipment, and measuring instruments; laser oscillators used in the production of semiconductors and flat panel displays; and ultraviolet (UV) light sources that are used to cure UV resins in the bonding of optical parts and electronic components. Further, it provides various IT solutions, which comprise system architecture and information processing, as well as operates as an application service provider. Additionally, the company operates a chain of specialist contact lens stores. HOYA CORPORATION was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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