Fujifilm (OTCMKTS: FUJIY) and Ricoh (OTCMKTS:RICOY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
This table compares Fujifilm and Ricoh’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Fujifilm pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Ricoh pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Fujifilm pays out 8.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ricoh pays out 125.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Fujifilm is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Fujifilm and Ricoh’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fujifilm||$21.48 billion||0.80||$1.21 billion||$2.73||14.46|
|Ricoh||$18.77 billion||0.38||$31.74 million||$0.04||245.00|
Fujifilm has higher revenue and earnings than Ricoh. Fujifilm is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ricoh, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Fujifilm has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ricoh has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of Fujifilm shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Ricoh shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fujifilm and Ricoh, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Fujifilm beats Ricoh on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Fujifilm Company Profile
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation develops, produces, sells, and services imaging, information, and document solutions worldwide. Its photo and electronic imaging solutions include color films and others, such as color negative films, single-use cameras, color reversal films, and instant films; color paper and chemicals comprising photographic paper for color prints, inkjet papers, and photofinishing chemicals; photofinishing equipment consisting of film processors/printing equipment, digital minilabs/inkjet-system dry minilabs, and thermal photo printers; digital cameras and camera accessories; and TV camera/cine, and security lenses, as well as film processing and photo printing services. The company also provides healthcare products, such as digital X-ray imaging and diagnostic systems, digital mammography systems, medical-use picture archiving and communications systems, dry imaging films/dry imagers, X-ray films, digital endoscopes, low-molecular pharmaceuticals, radiopharmaceuticals, functional cosmetics, and nutritional supplement products. In addition, it offers graphic systems, including computer-to-plate plates and plate setters, industrial inkjet printers and inks, and industrial inkjet printer heads; flat panel display materials, such as protective films for polarizers, WV films for expanding viewing angles, and transfer films; recording media comprising data cartridges and professional-use videotape products; and industrial products that include electronic materials/photoresist products, pressure/heat measurement films, and non-destructive testing systems. Further, the company provides office products, such as color/monochrome digital multifunction devices and DocuWorks document handling software; color/monochrome office printers; and consumables, as well as on-demand publishing and computer printing systems, and document outsourcing services. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Ricoh Company Profile
Ricoh Company, Ltd. is engaged in integrated domestic and overseas manufacturing services. The Company’s segments include Imaging & Solutions, Industrial Products and Other. The Company’s Imaging & Solutions segment is engaged in office imaging, production printing and network system solutions. The Company’s Industrial Products segment is engaged in manufacturing and sales of thermal media, optical equipment, semiconductors, electronic component and Inkjet head. Its Other segment is engaged in manufacturing and sales of digital cameras, financing business and logistics services provided through the Company’s subsidiaries. It offers various services, which include business process services, communication services, managed document services, sustainability management services workplace services, information technology (IT) infrastructure services and application services. It offers industry solution to various sectors, which include healthcare, higher education and financial services.
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