Reviewing Akzo Nobel (AKZOD) & Akzo Nobel (AKZOY)

Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOD) and Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOY) are both large-cap basic materials 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 Akzo Nobel and Akzo Nobel’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akzo Nobel $10.86 billion 1.92 $940.40 million $1.86 16.42
Akzo Nobel $10.86 billion 2.16 $940.40 million $1.65 18.52

Akzo Nobel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Akzo Nobel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Akzo Nobel has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akzo Nobel has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akzo Nobel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Akzo Nobel 0 0 5 1 3.17

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Akzo Nobel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Akzo Nobel 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 Akzo Nobel and Akzo Nobel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akzo Nobel 9.76% 9.43% 3.69%
Akzo Nobel 9.76% 9.43% 3.69%

Dividends

Akzo Nobel pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Akzo Nobel pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Akzo Nobel pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Akzo Nobel pays out 13.3% 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.

Summary

Akzo Nobel beats Akzo Nobel on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel N.V. operates as a paints and coatings company in the Netherlands and internationally. The company operates through Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings segments. It provides decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; mixing machines, color concepts, and training courses for the building and renovation industry; and specialty coatings for metal, wood, and other building materials. The company offers its decorative paints under the Alba, Astral, Bruguer, Coral, Dulux, Flexa, Inca, Levis, Marshall, Nordsjo, Sadolin, Sikkens, and Vivechrome brands. It also offers performance coatings to protect and enhance ships, cars, aircraft, yachts, architectural components, consumer goods, and oil and gas facilities. The company was formerly known as Akzo NV and changed its name to Akzo Nobel N.V. in 1994. Akzo Nobel N.V. was founded in 1646 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

About Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel N.V. operates as a paints and coatings company in the Netherlands and internationally. The company operates through Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings segments. It provides decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; mixing machines, color concepts, and training courses for the building and renovation industry; and specialty coatings for metal, wood, and other building materials. The company offers its decorative paints under the Alba, Astral, Bruguer, Coral, Dulux, Flexa, Inca, Levis, Marshall, Nordsjo, Sadolin, Sikkens, and Vivechrome brands. It also offers performance coatings to protect and enhance ships, cars, aircraft, yachts, architectural components, consumer goods, and oil and gas facilities. The company was formerly known as Akzo NV and changed its name to Akzo Nobel N.V. in 1994. Akzo Nobel N.V. was founded in 1646 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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