Bank of East Asia (OTCMKTS:BKEAY) and HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR (OTCMKTS:HWDJY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
This table compares Bank of East Asia and HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bank of East Asia||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bank of East Asia and HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Bank of East Asia||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Bank of East Asia pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Bank of East Asia pays out 40.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR pays out 21.6% 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 & Valuation
This table compares Bank of East Asia and HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bank of East Asia||$3.30 billion||2.79||$1.20 billion||$0.27||12.15|
|HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR||$1.81 billion||2.21||$238.42 million||$1.53||17.03|
Bank of East Asia has higher revenue and earnings than HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR. Bank of East Asia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Bank of East Asia has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About Bank of East Asia
The Bank of East Asia, Limited provides various banking and related financial services. It operates through nine segments: Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury Markets, Wealth Management, Financial Institutions, Others, China Operations, Overseas Operations, and Corporate Services. The company offers various commercial and personal banking, financial, and insurance services. Its products and services include syndicated loans, trade finance, deposit-taking, foreign currency savings, remittances, mortgage loans, consumer loans, credit cards, Cyberbanking, retail investment services, mandatory provident fund services, and general and life insurance. The company also provides corporate lending and loan syndication, asset based lending, commercial lending, and securities lending; wealth management services, including private banking, trust, and portfolio management services, as well as investment solutions; treasury services and securities dealing services; and domestic and international services. In addition, it offers trustee, asset management, corporate secretarial and advisory, property investment, business consultancy, money lending, facility management, Internet banking, securities broking, nominee, business outsourcing, and executive search and human resource solutions services, as well as business, corporate, and investor services. The company operates approximately 220 outlets in Hong Kong and the rest of Greater China, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Bank of East Asia, Limited was incorporated in 1918 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong.
About HOWDEN JOINERY/ADR
Howden Joinery Group Plc manufactures, distributes, and sells kitchens and joinery products in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. The company offers kitchen cabinets, doors and worktops, breakfast bars, ovens, dishwashers, fridge-freezers, built-under fridges, frontals, sinks, taps, flooring, hardware products, lighting products, joinery doors, and skirting and architrave products. It serves trade professionals, owner-occupiers, private landlords, local authorities, housing trusts, and small developers. As of November 8, 2018, the company operated through a network of 675 depots. Howden Joinery Group Plc was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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