Contrasting Zalando (ZLNDY) and NK Lukoil PAO (LUKOY)

Zalando (OTCMKTS: ZLNDY) and NK Lukoil PAO (OTCMKTS:LUKOY) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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0.1% of Zalando shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.0% of NK Lukoil PAO shares are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Zalando has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NK Lukoil PAO has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.


NK Lukoil PAO pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Zalando does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Zalando and NK Lukoil PAO, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zalando 0 0 0 0 N/A
NK Lukoil PAO 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Zalando and NK Lukoil PAO’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zalando $4.03 billion 3.33 $133.23 million $0.26 104.35
NK Lukoil PAO $93.63 billion 0.58 $7.16 billion N/A N/A

NK Lukoil PAO has higher revenue and earnings than Zalando.


This table compares Zalando and NK Lukoil PAO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zalando 2.35% 6.88% 3.62%
NK Lukoil PAO 7.65% 12.37% 8.37%


NK Lukoil PAO beats Zalando on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Zalando Company Profile

Zalando SE operates as an online fashion retailer in Europe. The company offers a range of products, including clothes, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children. Zalando SE also sells its products through its Zalando Lounge; and brick-and-mortar stores in Berlin, Frankfurt am main, and Cologne. Zalando SE was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

NK Lukoil PAO Company Profile

PJSC LUKOIL, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploration, production, refining, marketing, and distribution of oil and gas. The company's Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces crude oil. Its Refining, Marketing and Distribution segment processes crude oil into refined products; purchases, sells, and transports crude oil and refined petroleum products; refines and sells chemical products; and produces and distributes steam and electricity, as well as provides related services. The company operates 5,556 filling stations in 35 countries, as well as markets its own and third-party crude oil and refined products through wholesale and retail channels in Russia, Europe, the Southeast Asia, Central and North America, and internationally. PJSC LUKOIL was founded in 1993 and is based in Moscow, Russia.

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