Critical Comparison: Anta Sports Produc (ANPDF) & Callaway Golf (ELY)

Anta Sports Produc (OTCMKTS: ANPDF) and Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Anta Sports Produc and Callaway Golf’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anta Sports Produc $2.47 billion 6.23 $457.02 million $0.17 33.71
Callaway Golf $1.05 billion 1.49 $40.80 million $0.53 31.09

Anta Sports Produc has higher revenue and earnings than Callaway Golf. Callaway Golf is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Anta Sports Produc, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Anta Sports Produc and Callaway Golf’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anta Sports Produc N/A N/A N/A
Callaway Golf 3.89% 7.85% 5.61%

Dividends

Callaway Golf pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Anta Sports Produc does not pay a dividend. Callaway Golf pays out 7.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.0% of Callaway Golf shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Callaway Golf shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Anta Sports Produc has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Callaway Golf has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Anta Sports Produc and Callaway Golf, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anta Sports Produc 0 0 0 0 N/A
Callaway Golf 0 5 9 0 2.64

Callaway Golf has a consensus target price of $16.63, suggesting a potential upside of 0.93%. Given Callaway Golf’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Callaway Golf is more favorable than Anta Sports Produc.

Summary

Callaway Golf beats Anta Sports Produc on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Anta Sports Produc

ANTA Sports Products Limited design, researches, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and retails sporting goods in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. The company offers running, cross training, outdoor, basketball, soccer, winter sports, lifestyle series, kid’s sportswear, apparel, and accessories under the ANTA brand name. It also provides FILA and DESCENTE branded sporting goods and kids sportswear products; manufactures shoe soles; and provides management services, as well as offers information technology services. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated through a network of 8,860 ANTA stores; 802 FILA branded stores; and 6 DESCENTE branded stores. In addition, it offers its products online, as well as through other e-commerce platforms. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Jinjiang, the People's Republic of China. ANTA Sports Products Limited is a subsidiary of Anta International Group Holdings Limited.

About Callaway Golf

Callaway Golf Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells golf clubs, golf balls, golf bags, and other golf-related accessories in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Golf Clubs; Golf Balls; and Gear, Accessories and Other. It offers drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. The company also provides packaged sets, golf gloves, golf footwear, golf apparel, travel gear, lifestyle apparel and accessories, headwear, eyewear, and practice aids. In addition, it licenses its trademarks and service marks for use on golf related accessories, such as golf apparel, footwear, golf gloves, prescription eyewear, practice aids, and OGIO branded bags. The company sells its products through golf retailers, sporting goods retailers, mass merchants, Internet retailers, department stores, field representatives, and in-house sales representatives, as well as to third-party distributors in the United States and approximately 100 countries. Callaway Golf Company sells its products under the Callaway Golf, Odyssey, Strata, OGIO, and TravisMathew brand names. It also sells pre-owned golf products through its Website callawaygolfpreowned.com; and Callaway Golf and Odyssey products through its Websites callawaygolf.com, odysseygolf.com, ogio.com, and travismathew.com. Callaway Golf Company was founded in 1982 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

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