Head to Head Review: CARREFOUR SA/S (OTCMKTS:CRRFY) versus CASIO COMPUTER/ADR (OTCMKTS:CSIOY)

CARREFOUR SA/S (OTCMKTS:CRRFY) and CASIO COMPUTER/ADR (OTCMKTS:CSIOY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CARREFOUR SA/S and CASIO COMPUTER/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CARREFOUR SA/S $81.09 billion 0.15 $1.26 billion $0.26 12.08
CASIO COMPUTER/ADR $2.58 billion 1.61 $161.81 million N/A N/A

CARREFOUR SA/S has higher revenue and earnings than CASIO COMPUTER/ADR.

Dividends

CARREFOUR SA/S pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. CASIO COMPUTER/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. CARREFOUR SA/S pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

CARREFOUR SA/S has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CASIO COMPUTER/ADR has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CARREFOUR SA/S and CASIO COMPUTER/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CARREFOUR SA/S 0 3 6 0 2.67
CASIO COMPUTER/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of CARREFOUR SA/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of CASIO COMPUTER/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CARREFOUR SA/S and CASIO COMPUTER/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CARREFOUR SA/S N/A N/A N/A
CASIO COMPUTER/ADR 6.28% 8.91% 5.41%

Summary

CASIO COMPUTER/ADR beats CARREFOUR SA/S on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CARREFOUR SA/S

Carrefour SA operates stores in various formats and channels in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, China, and Taiwan. The company operates hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash and carry stores, and hypercash stores; e-commerce sites and m-commerce channels; and service stations. Its stores offer fresh produce; local products; consumer goods; and non-food products, including small household goods, textiles, and home appliances. In addition, the company is involved in banking, insurance, property development, and franchise activities; the provision of travel agency services; and the rental of shopping malls. Carrefour SA was founded in 1959 and is based in Boulogne Billancourt, France.

About CASIO COMPUTER/ADR

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. develops, produces, and sells consumer, system equipment, and other products in Asia, Europe, Japan, North America, and internationally. Its Consumer segment offers watches, clocks, electronic dictionaries, electronic calculators, label printers, electronic musical instruments, digital cameras, etc. The company's System Equipment segment provides handheld terminals, electronic cash registers, office computers, page printers, data projectors, etc. Its Others segment offers molds, etc. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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