Sharp (OTCMKTS: SHCAY) and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Sharp and Emerson Electric, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares Sharp and Emerson Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Sharp has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emerson Electric has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Emerson Electric pays an annual dividend of $1.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Sharp does not pay a dividend. Emerson Electric pays out 73.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Emerson Electric has increased its dividend for 61 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Sharp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of Emerson Electric shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Emerson Electric shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sharp and Emerson Electric’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sharp||$18.97 billion||0.78||-$231.34 million||N/A||N/A|
|Emerson Electric||$15.26 billion||2.82||$1.52 billion||$2.64||25.70|
Emerson Electric has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sharp.
Emerson Electric beats Sharp on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sharp Company Profile
Sharp Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components. The Company operates through seven segments. The IoT Communication segment provides mobile phones, tablet terminals, electronic dictionaries, calculators and facsimiles, among others. The Health & Environment System segment provides refrigerator, overheated steam oven, microwave oven, small cooking appliances. The Business Solution segment provides Point of Sale (POS) system equipment, electronic register, business projector, information display, among others. The Camera Module segment provides camera modules, camera module manufacturing facilities. The Electronic Device segment provides sensor module, proximity sensor and dust sensor, among others. The Energy Solution segment provides solar cell, and storage battery. The Display Device segment provides liquid crystal diode (LCD) color TV and Blu-ray disc recorder.
Emerson Electric Company Profile
Emerson Electric Co., a technology and engineering company, provides various solutions to industrial, commercial, and residential markets worldwide. The company's Automation Solutions segment offers software; measurement and analytical instrumentation; valves, actuators, and regulators; industry services and solutions; process control systems and solutions; and digital plant solutions. This segment serves oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, automotive, pulp and paper, metal and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. Its Commercial & Residential Solutions segment provides services for climate control industry, such as residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. This segment supplies compressors; thermostats; monitoring equipment and electronic controls for gas and electric heating systems; gas valves for furnaces and water heaters; ignition systems for furnaces; sensors and thermistors for home appliances; and temperature sensors and controls. It also offers reciprocating, scroll and screw compressors; precision flow controls; system diagnostics and controls that provide precise temperature management; and environmental control systems. This segment also provides tools for professionals and homeowners; and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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