Contrasting Tsingtao Brewery (TSGTY) & Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE)

Tsingtao Brewery (OTCMKTS: TSGTY) and Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

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Tsingtao Brewery pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Coca-Cola European Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Tsingtao Brewery pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Coca-Cola European Partners pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Coca-Cola European Partners has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Coca-Cola European Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Tsingtao Brewery has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coca-Cola European Partners has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tsingtao Brewery and Coca-Cola European Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tsingtao Brewery N/A N/A N/A
Coca-Cola European Partners 5.91% 16.12% 5.77%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tsingtao Brewery and Coca-Cola European Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tsingtao Brewery $3.93 billion 0.85 $123.40 million $0.53 48.08
Coca-Cola European Partners $12.50 billion 1.56 $777.64 million $1.57 25.57

Coca-Cola European Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Tsingtao Brewery. Coca-Cola European Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tsingtao Brewery, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Tsingtao Brewery and Coca-Cola European Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tsingtao Brewery 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coca-Cola European Partners 2 4 3 0 2.11

Coca-Cola European Partners has a consensus price target of $42.33, indicating a potential upside of 5.46%. Given Coca-Cola European Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coca-Cola European Partners is more favorable than Tsingtao Brewery.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.9% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Coca-Cola European Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Coca-Cola European Partners beats Tsingtao Brewery on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tsingtao Brewery Company Profile

Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited is a beer producer and distributor in China. The Company’s segments include Shandong segment, which is engaged in the production and distribution of beer in Shandong and surrounding regions; Huanan segment, which is engaged in the production and distribution of beer in South China; Huabei segment, which is engaged in the production and distribution of beer in North China; Huadong segment, which is engaged in the production and distribution of beer in East China; Dongnan segment, which is engaged in the production and distribution of beer in Southeast China; Hong Kong, Macau and Other Overseas Markets segment, which is engaged in the distribution of beer in Hong Kong, Macau and other overseas markets.

Coca-Cola European Partners Company Profile

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) markets, produces and distributes nonalcoholic beverages. The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The Company’s segments include Europe and Corporate. CCE is The Coca-Cola Company’s strategic bottling partner in Western Europe. The Company has bottling rights within its territories for various beverage brands, including products with the name Coca-Cola. The Company offers beverages, such as Coca-Cola trademark beverages, allied beverages, still beverages and certain other beverages specific to the European market. In Great Britain, the Company distributes Schweppes, Dr Pepper, Oasis and Schweppes Abbey Well. The Company distributes Capri-Sun beverages in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Company also produces and distributes Capri-Sun beverages in Great Britain. The Company distributes Monster-branded beverages.

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