Critical Analysis: PIGEON Corp/ADR (PGENY) and Forward Industries (FORD)

PIGEON Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:PGENY) and Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of PIGEON Corp/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.4% of Forward Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of Forward Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

PIGEON Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Forward Industries does not pay a dividend. PIGEON Corp/ADR pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PIGEON Corp/ADR and Forward Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PIGEON Corp/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forward Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares PIGEON Corp/ADR and Forward Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PIGEON Corp/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Forward Industries 4.31% 8.48% 5.19%

Risk and Volatility

PIGEON Corp/ADR has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Industries has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PIGEON Corp/ADR and Forward Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PIGEON Corp/ADR $917.43 million 5.90 $126.52 million $0.26 42.77
Forward Industries $24.76 million 0.59 $570,000.00 N/A N/A

PIGEON Corp/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Forward Industries.

PIGEON Corp/ADR Company Profile

Pigeon Corporation manufactures, sells, imports, and exports baby and child-care products, maternity items, women's care products, home healthcare products, elder care products, etc. in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Domestic Baby & Mother Care Business, Child Care Service Business, Health & Elder Care Business, Overseas Business, China Business, and Other segments. It offers breastfeeding, weaning, skincare, women's care, and large-sized products for babies, as well as other products for babies and mothers. The company also provides child-rearing support, babysitter dispatch, event child-care, and preschool education services; and operates child-minding facilities and daycare centers. In addition, it offers elder care and anti-aging products, and elder care support services; and baby and mother related products, such as nursing bottles and nipples, toiletries, and skincare products. The company was formerly known as Pigeon Honyuki Honpo Corporation and changed its name to Pigeon Corporation in 1966. Pigeon Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Forward Industries Company Profile

Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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