Koninklijke Philips (NYSE: PHG) and Sharp (OTCMKTS:SHCAY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Koninklijke Philips and Sharp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Koninklijke Philips has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharp has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.8% of Koninklijke Philips shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Sharp shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Koninklijke Philips pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Sharp does not pay a dividend. Koninklijke Philips pays out 58.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Koninklijke Philips and Sharp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Koninklijke Philips currently has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.12%. Given Koninklijke Philips’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Koninklijke Philips is more favorable than Sharp.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Koninklijke Philips and Sharp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Koninklijke Philips||$20.08 billion||1.78||$1.87 billion||$1.24||31.12|
|Sharp||$18.97 billion||0.78||-$231.34 million||N/A||N/A|
Koninklijke Philips has higher revenue and earnings than Sharp.
Koninklijke Philips beats Sharp on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Koninklijke Philips Company Profile
Koninklijke Philips N.V. is the Netherlands-based health technology company. The Company’s segments include Personal Health businesses, Diagnosis & Treatment businesses, Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses, HealthTech Other and Legacy Items. The Personal Health businesses segment is engaged in the health continuum, delivering integrated, connected solutions that support healthier lifestyles and those living with chronic disease. The Diagnosis & Treatment businesses segment delivers precision medicine and treatment, and therapy. The Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses segment provides consumers, care givers and clinicians with digital solutions that facilitate care by enabling precision medicine and population health management. The HealthTech Other segment comprises such items, as innovation, emerging businesses, royalties, among others. The Legacy Items segment consists mainly of separation costs, legacy legal items, legacy pension costs, among others.
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.
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