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JFE (OTCMKTS:JFEEF) and AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMADY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.


AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. JFE does not pay a dividend. AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR pays out 28.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

JFE has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR 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.


This table compares JFE and AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JFE 3.97% 8.19% 3.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for JFE and AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JFE 0 0 0 0 N/A
AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR 0 1 1 0 2.50

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JFE and AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JFE $33.22 billion 0.30 $1.30 billion $2.32 7.38
AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR $5.72 billion 6.04 $1.13 billion $3.00 26.20

JFE has higher revenue and earnings than AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR. JFE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


AMADEUS IT HLDG/ADR beats JFE on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

JFE Company Profile

JFE Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company which provides strategic planning, risk management, accountability and corporate communications for all the subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates through the following segments: Steel, Engineering and Commercial Affairs. The Steel segment includes steel products, steel processing products, and raw materials. It also handles equipment maintenance and construction and the transportation industry. The Engineering segment provides engineering services for energy, urban environment, recycling, steel manufacturing, and industrial systems. The Commercial Affairs segment processes, supplies, and sells steel products, raw steel materials, and non-ferrous metal products. The company was founded on September 27, 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Amadeus IT Group, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a transaction processor for the travel and tourism industry worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Distribution and IT Solutions. The company acts as an international network providing real-time search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services. It also offers travel providers a portfolio of technology solutions, which automate certain mission-critical business processes and strategic operations, such as sales and reservations, inventory management, and other operational processes. In addition, the company is involved in the provision of software development and definition, regional support, data processing, intermediation, computer consulting, and information technology services; and financing and e-commerce businesses. It serves providers of travel products and services, such as airlines, airports, hotels, tour operators, insurance companies, land and sea transport companies, travel sellers and brokers, travel buyers, and ground handlers. The company was formerly known as Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. and changed its name to Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in August 2016. Amadeus IT Group, S.A. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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