Lukoil (LUKOY) versus LafargeHolcim (HCMLY) Head-To-Head Contrast

Lukoil (OTCMKTS: LUKOY) and LafargeHolcim (OTCMKTS:HCMLY) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Lukoil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of LafargeHolcim shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Lukoil pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. LafargeHolcim pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. LafargeHolcim pays out 72.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Lukoil and LafargeHolcim, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lukoil 0 0 0 0 N/A
LafargeHolcim 1 4 1 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares Lukoil and LafargeHolcim’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lukoil 7.08% 12.39% 8.38%
LafargeHolcim -6.36% 5.38% 2.68%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lukoil and LafargeHolcim’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lukoil $101.81 billion 0.55 $7.16 billion N/A N/A
LafargeHolcim $26.55 billion 1.28 -$1.70 billion $0.48 23.40

Lukoil has higher revenue and earnings than LafargeHolcim.

Volatility & Risk

Lukoil has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LafargeHolcim has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lukoil beats LafargeHolcim on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lukoil Company Profile

PJSC LUKOIL, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploration, production, refining, marketing, and distribution of oil and gas. The company's Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces crude oil. Its Refining, Marketing and Distribution segment processes crude oil into refined products; purchases, sells, and transports crude oil and refined petroleum products; refines and sells chemical products; and produces and distributes steam and electricity, as well as provides related services. The company operates 5,556 filling stations in 35 countries, as well as markets its own and third-party crude oil and refined products through wholesale and retail channels in Russia, Europe, the Southeast Asia, Central and North America, and internationally. PJSC LUKOIL was founded in 1993 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

LafargeHolcim Company Profile

LafargeHolcim Ltd operates as a building materials and solutions company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-mix Concrete, and Solutions & Products. The company offers cement, clinker, and other cementitious materials; aggregates, such as crushed stone, gravel, and sand; ready-mix concrete, concrete products, asphalt, and other products and services; and construction and paving, and trading services. Its products are used in infrastructure projects, such as transport, roads, energy, and sports and cultural facilities, as well as in the mining industry; and building projects comprising individual housing, collective housing, office buildings, industrial and commercial buildings, and institutional buildings. The company also provides its products for affordable housing, distribution and retail, and oil and gas industries. The company was formerly known as Holcim Ltd. and changed its name to LafargeHolcim Ltd in July 2015. LafargeHolcim Ltd was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in Jona, Switzerland.

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