HENNES & MAURIT/ADR (OTCMKTS:HNNMY) and WIRECARD AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:WCAGY) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of HENNES & MAURIT/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of WIRECARD AG/ADR shares are owned 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.


This table compares HENNES & MAURIT/ADR and WIRECARD AG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HENNES & MAURIT/ADR 5.42% 21.20% 9.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for HENNES & MAURIT/ADR and WIRECARD AG/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HENNES & MAURIT/ADR 0 0 2 0 3.00
WIRECARD AG/ADR 1 0 2 0 2.33

Volatility and Risk

HENNES & MAURIT/ADR has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WIRECARD AG/ADR has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.


HENNES & MAURIT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. WIRECARD AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. HENNES & MAURIT/ADR pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HENNES & MAURIT/ADR and WIRECARD AG/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HENNES & MAURIT/ADR $24.23 billion 1.28 $1.47 billion $0.18 20.83
WIRECARD AG/ADR $1.68 billion 12.43 $293.56 million N/A N/A

HENNES & MAURIT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than WIRECARD AG/ADR.


HENNES & MAURIT/ADR beats WIRECARD AG/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) provides clothing, accessories, footwear, and cosmetics for women, men, teenagers, children, and babies worldwide. It offers sportswear, underwear, shoes, bags, beauty products, stationery, ready-to-wear, jeans, home textiles, and homeware; and interior products for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kids' rooms. The company provides its products under the H&M, COS, Weekday, Cheap Monday, Monki, H&M Home, & Other Stories, ARKET, and Afound. As of March 29, 2018, it had approximately 4,900 stores in 72 markets, including franchise markets; and 47 online markets. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


Wirecard AG, a technology company, provides outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Payment Processing & Risk Management, Acquiring & Issuing, and Call Center & Communication Services. The Payment Processing & Risk Management segment offers products and service for the acceptance or transactions, and the processing of electronic payments and associated processes. The Acquiring & Issuing segment provides settlement services for credit card sales for online and terminal payments, as well as current accounts with prepaid cards and Girocard/Maestro debit cards; processes payment transactions in various currencies; and issues prepaid and debit cards to private and business customers. The Call Center & Communication Services segment offers value added services, aftersales services to customers, and mailing services. The company also provides payment processing solutions include Wirecard Payment Page, a payment page; credit card processing; direct debit; online banking payment; alternative payment; international payment processing; tokenization; point of sale terminals; and Wirecard Checkout Portal, a payment portal. In addition, it offers mobile payment solutions; risk management solutions, such as fraud prevention, credit worthiness checks, and individual solutions; integration and testing solutions, including enterprise integration, transaction testing, payment hub, customer self-select PIN, and secure mailer solutions; and communication services. The company serves the consumer goods, digital goods, and travel and mobility sectors. Wirecard AG was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aschheim, Germany.

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