Kirin (KNBWY) versus Its Peers Critical Comparison

Kirin (OTCMKTS: KNBWY) is one of 54 public companies in the “BEVERAGES” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kirin to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Kirin and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kirin 8.10% 15.21% 6.97%
Kirin Competitors -20.05% -50.01% -7.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Kirin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.8% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.7% of shares of all “BEVERAGES” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kirin and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kirin $16.62 billion $2.16 billion 16.92
Kirin Competitors $7.33 billion $718.23 million -2.01

Kirin has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Kirin is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Kirin has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirin’s peers have a beta of 0.57, meaning that their average share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kirin and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kirin 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kirin Competitors 309 1438 1690 64 2.43

As a group, “BEVERAGES” companies have a potential upside of 11.09%. Given Kirin’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kirin has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Kirin beats its peers on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Kirin

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited is a holding company. The Company is engaged in alcohol beverages, non-alcohol beverages, and pharmaceuticals and bio-chemicals businesses. The Company’s segments include Integrated Beverages, Pharmaceuticals and Bio-chemicals, and Others. Its Others segment includes food business, such as dairy products, and others. Its businesses comprise Japan Integrated Beverages, Overseas Integrated Beverages, and Pharmaceuticals and Bio-chemicals. The Japan Integrated Beverages business conducts manufacturing and sales of alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages in Japan. The Overseas Integrated Beverages business includes Lion Nathan Limited (Lion), Schincariol Participacoes e Representacoes S.A. (Brasil Kirin) and Myanmar Brewery Limited. The Pharmaceuticals and Bio-chemicals business includes Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., ProStrakan Group plc and Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.

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