JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR (OTCMKTS:JPSWY) and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:SHMUY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR $1.92 billion 0.71 $96.40 million N/A N/A
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR $13.72 billion 0.48 $764.80 million N/A N/A

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score

Volatility and Risk

JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. SHIMIZU CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%.


This table compares JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR 6.41% 18.19% 7.45%
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR 5.09% 11.85% 4.38%


SHIMIZU CORP/ADR beats JAPAN STL WORKS/ADR on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. produces and sells steel and machinery products in Japan, China, and internationally. The company's Steel and Energy Products segment offers monobloks rotor shafts for power generators; shell flanges for nuclear reactor pressure vessels; turbine castings for thermal power plants; pressure vessels for oil refining; clad steel plates and pipes; alloy and stainless steel, and Ni-based alloy products; forged steel rolls for steel mills; forged and cast steel products, steel plates, and pressure vessels for use in hydrogen storage, chemical and petrochemical industries, and other industrial machineries; wind turbine systems; and pressure vessels maintenance and inspection services. Its Industrial Machinery Products segment provides plastics and elastomer extrusion machinery, including polyolefin pelletizers, compounding and devolatilizing extruders, dewatering extruders, and auxiliary equipment; plastics processing machinery, such as injection molding machines, film and sheet machines, blow molding machines, and spinning extruders; industrial machinery comprising reciprocating compressors, rolling stock parts, bolt tensioners, and magnesium thixomolding machines; and magnesium injection molding machines, waste treatment equipment, and manufacturing equipment for electronic products, as well as defense equipment, including firing systems and missile launchers. This segment also provides maintenance concierge, training, retrofitting, and remote management/system maintenance services; and operates technical centers for various plastics processing technology to assist customer's research and development. In addition, this segment develops laser annealing and other laser application equipment; and chemical vapor deposition and plasma application equipment. Its Real Estate and Other Businesses segment engages in the regional development. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Shimizu Corporation engages in building contracting, civil engineering, machinery, and other construction works Japan. It also involved in the research, planning, study, evaluation, diagnosis, soil analysis, surveying, design, supervision, management, and consultancy related to regional, urban, ocean, space, resources, and energy developments, as well as construction works and environment improvements; purchase, sale, letting, brokerage, management, appraisal, and consultancy of real estate. In addition, the company constructs, lets, and sells residential houses and other buildings; plans, constructs, possesses, maintains, and operates public office buildings, roads, harbors, airports, and parks, as well as educational and cultural, medical and welfare, and water supply and sewerage facilities; generates and supplies electricity and heat; undertakes purification works; collects, disposes, and reutilizes waste; and designs, installs, leases, sells, and maintains information communication and building management systems. Further, it engages in the cultivation, production, sale, and consultancy of agricultural produce and seafood, and forestry work; maintenance and upkeep, security, and cleaning of buildings, equipment, and machinery; and design, manufacture, sale, lease, and brokerage of construction machinery and materials, concrete and wooden products, furniture, and interior fittings. Additionally, the company offers industrial property, copyrights, and computer software; pharmaceuticals, medical care materials, and medical machinery and equipment; and advertisement, publication, printing, images and other information media, business event, inland transportation, warehouse, distribution center, insurance agency, manpower supply, loan, guarantee, and factoring services. It also engages in the management and consultancy of sporting, hotel, restaurant, nursing, and resort facilities. The company was founded in 1804 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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