Imperial Brands (OTCMKTS: IMBBY) and Indivior (OTCMKTS:INVVY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
Imperial Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Indivior does not pay a dividend. Imperial Brands pays out 65.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Imperial Brands and Indivior’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Imperial Brands||$39.59 billion||0.88||$1.79 billion||$3.49||10.44|
|Indivior||$1.09 billion||3.73||$58.00 million||$1.80||15.70|
Imperial Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Indivior. Imperial Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Indivior, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Imperial Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Indivior shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Imperial Brands shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Imperial Brands and Indivior’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Imperial Brands and Indivior, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility and Risk
Imperial Brands has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Indivior has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Imperial Brands beats Indivior on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Imperial Brands
Imperial Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars. The Company’s segments include Growth Markets, USA, Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South and Logistics. The Growth Markets segment includes Iraq, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan, and also includes Premium Cigar and Fontem Ventures. The Returns Markets North segment includes Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. The Returns Markets South segment includes France, Spain and its African markets, including Algeria, Ivory Coast and Morocco. Its businesses include Tobacco and Logistics. The Tobacco business comprises the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products. The Logistics business comprises the distribution of tobacco products for tobacco product manufacturers.
Indivior PLC, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells buprenorphine-based prescription drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence worldwide. The company?s product candidates focus on treating opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, overdose rescue, and CNS disorders/schizophrenia. It markets and promotes SUBOXONE sublingual film, SUBOXONE sublingual tablet, and SUBUTEX sublingual tablet, as well as sells legacy analgesic products that include Temgesic, Burpex, and Buprenex. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
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