Yara International ASA (YARIY) vs. HAYS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:HAYPY) Head-To-Head Comparison

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HAYS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:HAYPY) and Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for HAYS PLC/ADR and Yara International ASA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HAYS PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Yara International ASA 0 0 3 0 3.00

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HAYS PLC/ADR and Yara International ASA’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HAYS PLC/ADR $7.75 billion 0.38 $223.33 million $1.52 13.28
Yara International ASA $12.93 billion 0.88 $159.00 million N/A N/A

HAYS PLC/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Yara International ASA.


HAYS PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. HAYS PLC/ADR pays out 17.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

HAYS PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares HAYS PLC/ADR and Yara International ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yara International ASA 0.82% 4.27% 2.48%


Yara International ASA beats HAYS PLC/ADR on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

HAYS PLC/ADR Company Profile

Hays plc operates as a recruitment company in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, information technology, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, office professionals, energy, oil and gas, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms. Hays plc was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Yara International ASA Company Profile

Yara International ASA provides environmental and industrial solutions in Norway and internationally. It operates through three segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial, and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment offers nitrogen-based fertilizers, including urea, urea ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, and compound fertilizers that contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as foliar and fertigation solutions through micronutrients. It also sells phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers sourced from third parties, as well as delivers equipment and services to store or handle products. This segment sells its products to distributors, as well as directly to farmers and co-operatives. The Industrial segment develops and sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate, and calcium nitrate for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions, and industrial nitrates. It also provides solution of reagents, technology, and service for NOx abatement for industrial plants, and transport at land and sea. The Production segment produces ammonia, fertilizers, and industrial products. It is also involved in the operation of phosphate mines; trade and shipping of ammonia; and sale of fertilizers. The company also provides logistics services; and operates customer service centers. It provides its products under the YaraBela, YaraLiva, YaraMila, YaraTera, YaraVera, and YaraVita brands. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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