Tiffany & Co. (TIF) vs. Luk Fook Holdings (International) (LKFLF) Critical Contrast

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Luk Fook Holdings (International) (OTCMKTS:LKFLF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tiffany & Co. and Luk Fook Holdings (International)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tiffany & Co. $4.17 billion 3.92 $370.10 million $4.13 31.86
Luk Fook Holdings (International) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tiffany & Co. has higher revenue and earnings than Luk Fook Holdings (International).

Profitability

This table compares Tiffany & Co. and Luk Fook Holdings (International)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tiffany & Co. 9.75% 17.61% 10.52%
Luk Fook Holdings (International) N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.5% of Tiffany & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Tiffany & Co. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Tiffany & Co. has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Luk Fook Holdings (International) has a beta of -0.32, suggesting that its share price is 132% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Tiffany & Co. and Luk Fook Holdings (International), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tiffany & Co. 0 11 10 0 2.48
Luk Fook Holdings (International) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tiffany & Co. currently has a consensus target price of $125.83, suggesting a potential downside of 4.38%. Given Tiffany & Co.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tiffany & Co. is more favorable than Luk Fook Holdings (International).

Dividends

Tiffany & Co. pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Luk Fook Holdings (International) does not pay a dividend. Tiffany & Co. pays out 53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tiffany & Co. has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Tiffany & Co. beats Luk Fook Holdings (International) on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry and other items in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and internationally. The company offers jewelry collections, engagement rings, and wedding bands. It also sells timepieces, leather goods, sterling silver goods, china, crystal, stationery, eyewear, fragrances, and other accessories; and wholesales diamonds and earnings. The company sells its products through retail, Internet and catalog, business-to-business, and wholesale distribution channels. As of January 31, 2018, it operated 315 stores, including 124 stores in the Americas, 87 stores in the Asia-Pacific, 54 stores in Japan, 46 stores in Europe, and 4 stores in the United Arab Emirates. Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Luk Fook Holdings (International)

Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, an investment holding company, engages in sourcing, designing, wholesaling, trademark licensing, and retailing various gold and platinum jewelry, and gem-set jewelry. The company is also involved in gold bullion trading; wholesaling polished diamonds; property holding; retailing optical products; wholesaling and retailing watches; and the provision of quality examination services, as well as the authentication of gemstones. In addition, it provides software development and Internet related services. As of March 31, 2017, the company operated a total of 1,496 shops in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Jordan, Hong Kong.

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