Reviewing Sun Hung Kai Properties (SUHJY) & Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ (SWRAY)

Sun Hung Kai Properties (OTCMKTS: SUHJY) and Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ (OTCMKTS:SWRAY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Sun Hung Kai Properties and Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sun Hung Kai Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Sun Hung Kai Properties and Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b”s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Hung Kai Properties N/A N/A N/A
Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Sun Hung Kai Properties has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sun Hung Kai Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Sun Hung Kai Properties pays out 23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Sun Hung Kai Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sun Hung Kai Properties and Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b”s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Hung Kai Properties $10.07 billion 4.62 $5.38 billion $1.16 13.85
Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ $10.30 billion 0.87 $3.34 billion N/A N/A

Sun Hung Kai Properties has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’.

Summary

Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ beats Sun Hung Kai Properties on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sun Hung Kai Properties Company Profile

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited develops, sells, and rents real estate properties in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore. The company's properties include residential projects, offices, industrial buildings, and shopping centers. As of June 30, 2017, its land bank comprised 51.8 million square feet of gross floor area, including 29.8 million square feet of completed properties and 19.6 million square feet of properties under development, as well as approximately 28 million square feet of agricultural land in Hong Kong; and 66.5 million square feet in gross floor area on comprising 52.6 million square feet of properties for development, 12.8 million square feet of completed properties for rent/investment in Mainland China. The company also develops, operates, and manages hotels. In addition, it provides property and facility management, and cleaning services; data center facilities management, Web application, installation and maintenance, and value added services; general insurance products; and general management and agency, mortgage and other loan financing, architectural and engineering, carpark, building construction and project management, fire prevention and mechanical engineering, plant and machine hire, and secretarial services. Further, the company operates department stores and supermarkets, transport infrastructure, observation decks, and a freight forwarding center; manages clubs; and builds and operates expressways, as well as provides mid-stream container handling services. Additionally, it offers broadband connectivity, communal aerial broadcast distribution/satellite master antenna television, and surveillance systems, as well as mobile telephone services; and engages in air transport and logistics business. The company was formerly known as Sun Hung Kai (Holdings) Limited and changed its name to Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited in March 1973. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Swire Pacific Ltd ‘b’ Company Profile

Swire Pacific Limited engages in property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial businesses in Hong Kong, other Asian countries, the United States, and internationally. Its Property division develops, owns, and operates mixed-use properties. This division's property investment portfolio comprises office and retail premises, serviced apartments, other luxury residential accommodations, and commercial mixed-use developments; and trading portfolio consists of residential properties. It also owns and manages two hotels in Hong Kong and three hotels in Mainland China, as well as owns interests in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the United States. The company's Aviation division provides scheduled passenger and cargo services, and aviation maintenance and repair services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 149 aircraft. Its Beverages division owns rights to manufacture, market, and distribute refreshing soft drinks to consumers. The company's Marine Services division operates offshore support vessels servicing the energy industry in the offshore production and exploration region outside the United States; and has a windfarm installation business, as well as a subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair business. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of 77 offshore support vessels. Its Trading & Industrial division retails and distributes footwear, apparel, and accessories through its 187 retail outlets; sells passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters; operates a chain of bakeries; packages and sells sugar products under the Taikoo Sugar brand; provides cold storage services; manufactures decorative paints; and offers waste management services. The company was founded in 1816 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Swire Pacific Limited is a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited.

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