SES (SGBAF) vs. KAO (KCRPY) Head-To-Head Analysis

KAO (OTCMKTS:KCRPY) and SES (OTCMKTS:SGBAF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KAO and SES’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KAO $13.29 billion 2.67 $1.31 billion $2.66 26.97
SES $2.30 billion 3.31 $673.77 million $1.37 16.68

KAO has higher revenue and earnings than SES. SES is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KAO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

KAO has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SES has a beta of -0.22, meaning that its stock price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for KAO and SES, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KAO 0 0 0 0 N/A
SES 1 0 0 0 1.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of KAO shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Profitability

This table compares KAO and SES’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KAO N/A N/A N/A
SES N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

KAO pays an annual dividend of $0.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. SES does not pay a dividend. KAO pays out 34.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

KAO beats SES on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About KAO

Kao Corporation develops and sells consumer and chemical products in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Beauty Care Business, Human Health Care Business, Fabric and Home Care Business, and Chemical Business. The Beauty Care Business segment offers cosmetics; skin and body care products, such as facial and body cleansers; and hair care products, including shampoos and conditioners, and hair styling agents, as well as hair coloring and permanent wave products under the Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell brands. The Human Health Care Business segment provides functional health beverages; feminine and baby care products, such as sanitary napkins and baby diapers; and oral care products under the Laurier, Merries, Pyuora, Clear Clean, and Bub brand names. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment offers fabric care products, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and bleaching agents; and home care products comprising dishwashing detergents and house cleaning products under the Attack, Haiter, Magiclean, Humming, Family, CuCute, and Quickle brand names. The Chemical Business segment provides oleo chemicals; performance chemicals; specialty chemicals; and fat and oil derivatives and surfactants, functional polymers, and fragrances under the KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE brands. This segment serves the paper and pulp, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics, civil engineering and construction, information media, electronics, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About SES

SES S.A. provides satellite and ground communication solutions to connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers worldwide. It offers video services, such as broadcasting, content distribution, and occasional use and full-time content contribution and distribution services. The company also provides cloud-scale connectivity solutions; satellite-enabled communications and network services for mobile and broadband customers; network infrastructure and services, and mobile backhaul solutions for telecom and mobile network operators; broadband connectivity solutions to maritime customers; satellite-enabled mobility solutions; network connection solutions to data, assets, and people for oil and gas, mining, hydro, and wind and solar energy companies; and critical connectivity solutions for defense, civil, and humanitarian operations. It operates through a fleet of approximately 50 satellites in geostationary earth orbit and 12 in medium earth orbit. The company was formerly known as SES Global S.A. and changed its name to SES S.A. in 2006. SES S.A. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg.

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