Raven Industries (RAVN) & China Resources Beer (CRHKY) Critical Analysis

Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) and China Resources Beer (OTCMKTS:CRHKY) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

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Raven Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. China Resources Beer pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Raven Industries pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Raven Industries and China Resources Beer’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Raven Industries $377.32 million 3.35 $41.02 million $1.14 30.96
China Resources Beer $4.32 billion 3.40 $94.66 million N/A N/A

China Resources Beer has higher revenue and earnings than Raven Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Raven Industries and China Resources Beer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Raven Industries 10.87% 15.29% 12.98%
China Resources Beer N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Raven Industries and China Resources Beer, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Raven Industries 0 1 2 0 2.67
China Resources Beer 0 0 0 0 N/A

Raven Industries currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.85%. Given Raven Industries’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Raven Industries is more favorable than China Resources Beer.

Volatility and Risk

Raven Industries has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Resources Beer has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.2% of Raven Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Raven Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Raven Industries beats China Resources Beer on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Raven Industries Company Profile

Raven Industries, Inc. is a diversified technology company providing a range of products to customers within the industrial, agricultural, energy, construction and defense markets. The Company operates through three segments: Applied Technology Division (Applied Technology), Engineered Films Division (Engineered Films) and Aerostar Division (Aerostar). The Applied Technology segment designs, manufactures, sells and services precision agriculture products and information management tools for growers. The Engineered Films segment produces plastic films and sheeting for energy, agricultural, construction, geomembrane and industrial applications. The Aerostar segment designs and manufactures products, including balloons, tethered aerostats and radar processing systems. It conducts business through its subsidiaries, including Aerostar International, Inc. (Aerostar), Vista Research, Inc. (Vista), Raven International Holding Company BV (Raven Holdings) and Raven Industries Canada, Inc.

China Resources Beer Company Profile

China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures, sells, and distributes beer products under the Snow brand in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 98 breweries in 25 provinces, directly administered municipalities, and autonomous regions in Mainland China. It is also involved in financing business. The company was formerly known as China Resources Enterprise, Limited and changed its name to China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited in October 2015. The company is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong and considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited.

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