WANT WANT CHINA/ADR (OTCMKTS:WWNTY) and MCCORMICK & CO /SH (NYSE:MKC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
WANT WANT CHINA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $2.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. MCCORMICK & CO /SH pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. MCCORMICK & CO /SH pays out 48.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MCCORMICK & CO /SH has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for WANT WANT CHINA/ADR and MCCORMICK & CO /SH, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|WANT WANT CHINA/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|MCCORMICK & CO /SH||1||7||1||0||2.00|
MCCORMICK & CO /SH has a consensus target price of $127.13, indicating a potential downside of 15.48%. Given MCCORMICK & CO /SH’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MCCORMICK & CO /SH is more favorable than WANT WANT CHINA/ADR.
Risk & Volatility
WANT WANT CHINA/ADR has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MCCORMICK & CO /SH has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.4% of MCCORMICK & CO /SH shares are held by institutional investors. 19.2% of MCCORMICK & CO /SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares WANT WANT CHINA/ADR and MCCORMICK & CO /SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|WANT WANT CHINA/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|MCCORMICK & CO /SH||16.57%||21.83%||6.22%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares WANT WANT CHINA/ADR and MCCORMICK & CO /SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WANT WANT CHINA/ADR||$2.97 billion||3.25||$529.63 million||N/A||N/A|
|MCCORMICK & CO /SH||$4.83 billion||4.10||$477.40 million||$4.26||35.31|
WANT WANT CHINA/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MCCORMICK & CO /SH.
MCCORMICK & CO /SH beats WANT WANT CHINA/ADR on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
WANT WANT CHINA/ADR Company Profile
Want Want China Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures, distributes, and sells food and beverages. The company operates through four segments: Rice Crackers, Dairy Products and Beverages, Snack Foods, and Other Products. It offers sugar coated crackers, savoury crackers and fried crackers, and gift packs; flavoured milk, room temperature yogurt, yogurt drinks, ready-to-drink coffee, juice drinks, sports drinks, herbal tea, and milk powder; candies, popsicles, ball cakes and jellies, beans, nuts, and other snacks; and wine and other food products. The company is also involved in the trade of food and beverages, raw materials, machineries, etc.; sale of chemical materials and plastic films/bags; manufacture and sale of machineries and related services; manufacture of dehydrating, deoxidating, preservative, and related products; manufacture and sale of packaging materials, packing bags, carton boxes, and cans; provision of consultancy and information services; dairy farming and milk production activities; trading of food and beverages and related activities online; processing and sale of rice and oil products; and manufacture of rice flour. It serves customers through a sales and distribution network primarily in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, and Canada; and countries in the Southeast Asia and Europe. Want Want China Holdings Limited was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
MCCORMICK & CO /SH Company Profile
McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. The company operates through two segments, Consumer and Industrial. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as desserts. This segment markets its products under the McCormick, French, Frank's RedHot, Lawry's, Club House, Gourmet Garden, OLD BAY brands in the Americas; Ducros, Schwartz, Kamis, and Drogheria & Alimentari, and Vahiné brand names in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; McCormick and DaQiao brands in China; and McCormick, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden brand names in Australia, as well as markets regional and ethnic brands, such as Zatarain's, Stubb's, Thai Kitchen, and Simply Asia. It also supplies its products under the private labels. This segment serves retailers comprising grocery, mass merchandise, warehouse clubs, discount and drug stores, and e-commerce retailers directly and indirectly through distributors or wholesalers. The Industrial segment offers seasoning blends, spices and herbs, condiments, coating systems, and compound flavors to multinational food manufacturers and foodservice customers. It serves foodservice customers directly and indirectly through distributors. McCormick & Company, Incorporated was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
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