Kyocera Corporation (KYO) vs. Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) Financial Comparison

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Kyocera Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of Spectrum Brands Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Spectrum Brands Holdings shares are held by company insiders. 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

Kyocera Corporation has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spectrum Brands Holdings has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Kyocera Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Spectrum Brands Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Kyocera Corporation pays out 14.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spectrum Brands Holdings pays out 31.7% 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. Kyocera Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kyocera Corporation and Spectrum Brands Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Spectrum Brands Holdings 0 1 7 0 2.88

Spectrum Brands Holdings has a consensus target price of $151.29, suggesting a potential upside of 14.14%. Given Spectrum Brands Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Spectrum Brands Holdings is more favorable than Kyocera Corporation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kyocera Corporation and Spectrum Brands Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera Corporation $12.79 billion 1.69 $1.64 billion $2.62 22.40
Spectrum Brands Holdings $4.99 billion 1.56 $897.00 million $5.30 25.01

Kyocera Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Spectrum Brands Holdings. Kyocera Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Spectrum Brands Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Kyocera Corporation and Spectrum Brands Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera Corporation 7.27% 4.30% 3.35%
Spectrum Brands Holdings 6.31% 17.78% 4.57%

Summary

Spectrum Brands Holdings beats Kyocera Corporation on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kyocera Corporation Company Profile

Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others. The Company’s products include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, automotive components, solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products, page printers and multifunctional products. It also offers information systems and telecommunication services, engineering business, management consulting business, materials for semiconductors, chemical materials and realty development business.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Company Profile

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (SB Holdings) is a diversified global consumer products company. The Company manufactures, markets and/or distributes its products in approximately 160 countries in the North America (NA); Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America (LATAM), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. It has five segments: Global Batteries & Appliances (GBA), Global Pet Supplies (PET), Home and Garden (H&G), Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) and Global Auto Care (GAC). The Company’s GBA segment includes product categories, such as consumer batteries, small appliances and personal care. The Company’s HHI segment includes product categories, such as lockset, plumbing and hardware. The Company’s PET segment’s product categories include aquatics, companion animal and pet food. The Company’s H&G segment’s product categories include controls, household and repellents. The Company’s GAC segment’s product categories include appearance, performance and A/C recharge.

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