Head to Head Comparison: JSR CORP/ADR (JSCPY) & Valhi (VHI)

JSR CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:JSCPY) and Valhi (NYSE:VHI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

JSR CORP/ADR has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valhi has a beta of 2.23, indicating that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

JSR CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Valhi pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. JSR CORP/ADR pays out 32.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for JSR CORP/ADR and Valhi, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JSR CORP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Valhi 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares JSR CORP/ADR and Valhi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JSR CORP/ADR 7.37% 7.94% 5.10%
Valhi 19.95% 169.17% 12.51%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of JSR CORP/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Valhi shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Valhi shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares JSR CORP/ADR and Valhi’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JSR CORP/ADR $3.81 billion 0.90 $272.18 million $1.34 11.26
Valhi $1.88 billion 0.56 $207.50 million N/A N/A

JSR CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Valhi.

Summary

Valhi beats JSR CORP/ADR on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JSR CORP/ADR

JSR Corporation provides petrochemical products, and fine chemicals and other products in Japan and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Elastomers Business, Plastics Business, and Fine Chemicals and Other Products Business. The Elastomers Business segment offers general purpose synthetic rubbers, including emulsion polymerization styrene-butadiene (SB), solution polymerization SB, styrene, polybutadiene and isoprene rubbers, etc.; special-purpose synthetic rubbers, such as nitrile, butyl, ethylene propylene, NV and NE polymer blend rubbers, etc.; and thermoplastic elastomers comprising butadiene type TPE, hydrogenated polymer, styrene-butadiene type TPE, styrene-isoprene type TPE, olefin type TPE, etc. It also provides emulsion products consisting of paper coating latex, SB latex, acrylic emulsions, asphalt pavement modifiers, etc.; and performance chemicals, including high-functional dispersants, organic/inorganic hybrid coating materials, battery materials, and thermal management materials. The Plastics Business segment offers synthetic resins, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene plastic and acrylonitrile-ethylene-propylene-styrene plastic products. The Fine Chemicals and Other Products Business segment provides semiconductor materials comprising lithography materials, chemical mechanical planarization materials, and packaging materials; display materials consisting of liquid crystal display and flat panel display materials; and optical materials, including precision and processing business materials. It also offers life sciences materials, such as in-vitro diagnostic and research reagents, and bioprocess materials; and lithium ion capacitors. JSR Corporation has collaboration with Aspect Biosystems to develop human liver tissue. The company was formerly known as Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. JSR Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Valhi

Valhi, Inc. engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses worldwide. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. It offers TiO2 under the Kronos name through agents and distributors. This segment also offers iron-based chemicals, titanium oxychlorides, and titanyl sulfates. The company's Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms for use in ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, medical cabinetry security, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security applications. This segment also provides stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, trim tabs, hardware, and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. The company's Real Estate Management and Development segment provides utility services to industrial and municipal customers; owns real properties; and develops land holdings for commercial, industrial, and residential purposes. Valhi, Inc. also offers insurance brokerage and risk management services; and holds marketable securities and other investments. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Valhi, Inc. is a subsidiary of Contran Corporation.

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