A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMKBY) and SAMPO OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:SAXPY) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and SAMPO OYJ/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR 1 1 2 0 2.25
SAMPO OYJ/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00


This table compares A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and SAMPO OYJ/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR -0.56% 0.17% 0.09%
SAMPO OYJ/ADR N/A 11.30% 2.95%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SAMPO OYJ/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR and SAMPO OYJ/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR $39.02 billion 0.54 $3.17 billion $0.05 102.10
SAMPO OYJ/ADR $9.22 billion 2.46 $1.99 billion N/A N/A

A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than SAMPO OYJ/ADR.


A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. SAMPO OYJ/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR pays out 140.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility & Risk

A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SAMPO OYJ/ADR has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.


SAMPO OYJ/ADR beats A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

A P MOLLER-MAER/ADR Company Profile

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S operates as an integrated transport and logistics company worldwide. The company's Ocean segment engages in container shipping activities, including demurrage and detention, terminal handling, documentation services, container services, and container storage, as well as transhipment services under Maersk Line, Safmarine, Sealand – A Maersk Company, Hamburg Süd, and APM Terminal brands. Its Logistics and Services segment offers freight forwarding, supply chain management, inland haulage, and other logistics services under Damco, Maersk Line, Safmarine, and Sealand – A Maersk Company brands; and export finance, and post-shipment and import finance solutions, as well as operates cargo aircraft. The company's Terminals and Towage segment is involved in Gateway terminal activities, and towage and related marine activities under APM Terminals and Svitzer brands. Its Manufacturing & Others segment engages in the production of reefer and dry containers; trading and sale of bunker oil; bulk and tanker activity; and provision of training services to the maritime, oil and gas, offshore wind, and crane industries. A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

SAMPO OYJ/ADR Company Profile

Sampo Oyj, through its subsidiaries, provides life and non-life insurance products and services in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Baltic countries. It operates through If, Topdanmark, Mandatum, and Holding Segments. The company offers life, property, and casualty insurance, as well as wealth management services. It also provides banking service. Sampo Oyj was founded in 1909 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.

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