HENKEL AG & Co/S (OTCMKTS:HENKY) and KONICA MINOLTA/ADR (OTCMKTS:KNCAY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of HENKEL AG & Co/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of KONICA MINOLTA/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

HENKEL AG & Co/S has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KONICA MINOLTA/ADR has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.


HENKEL AG & Co/S pays an annual dividend of $1.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. KONICA MINOLTA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. HENKEL AG & Co/S pays out 23.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KONICA MINOLTA/ADR pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.


This table compares HENKEL AG & Co/S and KONICA MINOLTA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HENKEL AG & Co/S 12.28% 16.47% 8.88%
KONICA MINOLTA/ADR 3.63% 7.09% 3.30%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for HENKEL AG & Co/S and KONICA MINOLTA/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HENKEL AG & Co/S 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HENKEL AG & Co/S and KONICA MINOLTA/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HENKEL AG & Co/S $23.59 billion 1.09 $2.85 billion $6.87 14.45
KONICA MINOLTA/ADR $9.31 billion 0.56 $290.23 million $1.17 17.82

HENKEL AG & Co/S has higher revenue and earnings than KONICA MINOLTA/ADR. HENKEL AG & Co/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KONICA MINOLTA/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


HENKEL AG & Co/S beats KONICA MINOLTA/ADR on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HENKEL AG & Co/S

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in adhesive technologies, beauty care, and laundry and home care businesses worldwide. The company's Adhesive Technologies segment offers adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings for various business areas, including packaging and consumer goods; transport and metal; general industry; electronics; and consumers, craftsmen, and building. This segment markets its products primarily under the Loctite, Technomelt, and Teroson brand names. Its Beauty Care segment offers hair cosmetics; and body, skin, and oral care products, as well as operates professional hair salons. This segment markets its products primarily under the Schwarzkopf, Dial, and Syoss brand names. The company's Laundry & Home Care segment offers heavy-duty and specialty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry performance enhancers, and other fabric care products; hand and automatic dishwashing products; cleaners for bathroom and WC applications; household, glass, and specialty cleaners; and air fresheners and insect control products for household applications. This segment markets its products primarily under the Persil, Purex, and all brand names. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Konica Minolta, Inc. engages in business technologies, industrial, and healthcare businesses in Japan, the United States, European countries, China, Asia, and internationally. The company develops, manufactures, and sells multi-functional peripherals, laser printers, filing devices, software and peripheral devices, digital color printing systems, digital color-proofing systems, computer to plate, prepress production systems, digital monochrome printing systems, inkjet printheads, inkjet textile printers, and inkjet inks, as well as print and cloud services. It also offers healthcare systems, such as digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems, digital mammography systems, diagnostic ultrasound systems, medical imaging filling systems, medical imaging information workstations, and jaundice meters, as well as offers medical management ICT services. In addition, the company provides measuring instruments, including colorimeters, luminance meters, spectrophotometers, photovoltaic reference cells, and pulse oximeters; lens units and pickup lenses for optical disks; and performance materials comprising TAC films for LCD polarizers, high-precision photo plates, organic light emitting diode (OLED) materials, liquid crystal displays, and OLED lighting products. Further, it offers optical planetariums, digital full-dome systems, and full-dome shows; and manages and operates planetarium facilities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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