Head-To-Head Review: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY) & BELLWAY PLC/ADR (BLWYY)

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) and BELLWAY PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:BLWYY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.1% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and BELLWAY PLC/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. $2.04 billion 0.29 $276.60 million N/A N/A
BELLWAY PLC/ADR $3.24 billion 1.45 $575.33 million $4.68 8.19

BELLWAY PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and BELLWAY PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 0 0 0 0 N/A
BELLWAY PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Volatility & Risk

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BELLWAY PLC/ADR has a beta of -0.3, suggesting that its stock price is 130% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and BELLWAY PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 6.69% -0.74% -0.15%
BELLWAY PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

About Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.

Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria, an agricultural company, produces basic agricultural commodities in Brazil and other Latin American countries. The Agricultural business is involved in planting, harvesting, and sale of crops, such as wheat, corn, soybean, cotton, and sunflower, as well as sugarcane; breeding, purchasing, and fattening of beef cattle for sale to meat processors and local livestock auction markets; producing raw milk for sale to local milk and milk-related products producers; the leasing of farms to third parties; the disposal and development of farmlands activities; and feedlot farming, as well as meat slaughtering and processing activities. Its Investment and Development Properties business engages in the commercial exploitation, development, and lease of commercial facilities and other spaces in shopping centers; lease and servicing of office spaces other rental properties; development, sale, and maintenance of undeveloped parcels of land and/or trading properties; operation of hotels; and provision of consumer financing services. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About BELLWAY PLC/ADR

Bellway p.l.c., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the house building business in the United Kingdom. It builds and sells homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes, as well as provides social housing to housing associations. It owns and controls 37,855 plots of land. Bellway p.l.c. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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