Head to Head Survey: Anhui Conch Cement (AHCHY) and HeidelbergCement (HDELY)

Anhui Conch Cement (OTCMKTS: AHCHY) and HeidelbergCement (OTCMKTS:HDELY) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Anhui Conch Cement and HeidelbergCement’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anhui Conch Cement $8.42 billion 0.91 $1.29 billion $1.22 24.29
HeidelbergCement $19.50 billion 1.00 $781.48 million $1.26 15.55

Anhui Conch Cement has higher earnings, but lower revenue than HeidelbergCement. HeidelbergCement is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Anhui Conch Cement, 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 Anhui Conch Cement and HeidelbergCement, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anhui Conch Cement 0 0 0 0 N/A
HeidelbergCement 0 3 5 0 2.63

Profitability

This table compares Anhui Conch Cement and HeidelbergCement’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anhui Conch Cement N/A N/A N/A
HeidelbergCement 5.31% 6.97% 3.27%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Anhui Conch Cement shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of HeidelbergCement shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Anhui Conch Cement pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. HeidelbergCement pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Anhui Conch Cement pays out 23.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. HeidelbergCement pays out 18.3% 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. HeidelbergCement is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Anhui Conch Cement has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HeidelbergCement has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

HeidelbergCement beats Anhui Conch Cement on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Anhui Conch Cement Company Profile

Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells clinkers and cement products under the CONCH brand in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It also provides construction and installation services for industrial purposes; logistic and loading services; and mining and related services. In addition, the company manufactures and sells cement packaging products and refractory materials; trades in coal products; and develops and sells profile and related products, as well as exports clinker and cement products. Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Wuhu, the People's Republic of China.

HeidelbergCement Company Profile

HeidelbergCement AG produces and distributes cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt worldwide. Its cement products include special cements with targeted characteristics, special geotechnical building materials, and a range of binders. The company offers natural stone and crushed aggregates, including sand, gravel, stone chippings, and crushed stones; concrete/ready-mixed concrete that is used for the production of precast concrete parts, such as stairs, ceiling elements, or structural components, as well as for use in the construction of tunnels or bridges, office buildings, and schools; and asphalt, which is primarily used in the building of traffic infrastructure comprising roads, walkways, and parking lots. It also trades in cement, clinker, solid fuels, and other building materials; and purchases and delivers coal and petroleum coke through sea routes to other cement companies. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.

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