Contrasting Unilever PLC (UL) & DS Healthcare Group (DSKX)
Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) and DS Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:DSKX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares Unilever PLC and DS Healthcare Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|DS Healthcare Group||-104.81%||N/A||-196.55%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Unilever PLC and DS Healthcare Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|DS Healthcare Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Unilever PLC currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 54.74%. Given Unilever PLC’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Unilever PLC is more favorable than DS Healthcare Group.
Unilever PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. DS Healthcare Group does not pay a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Unilever PLC and DS Healthcare Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Unilever PLC||$64.79 billion||2.49||$11.58 billion||N/A||N/A|
|DS Healthcare Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.77)||-0.02|
Unilever PLC has higher revenue and earnings than DS Healthcare Group.
Risk and Volatility
Unilever PLC has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DS Healthcare Group has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.3% of Unilever PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.5% of DS Healthcare Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Unilever PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.4% of DS Healthcare Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Unilever PLC beats DS Healthcare Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Unilever PLC
Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages. The Company’s geographical segments include Asia/AMET/RUB, The Americas and Europe. Its brands include Axe, Dirt is Good (Omo), Dove, Family Goodness (Rama), Heartbrand (Wall’s), Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rexona, Sunsilk and Surf. The Company operates in more than 100 countries, selling its products in more than 190 countries. The Company operates approximately 310 factories in over 70 countries.
About DS Healthcare Group
DS Healthcare Group, Inc., doing business as DS Laboratories, is a personal care, product development and marketing company. The Company develops and markets branded personal care products that address thinning hair conditions, skin care and other personal care needs. It develops technologies and products for hair care and personal care needs. Its technologies include Liposome Technology, which acts as a carrier agent, and is designed to enhance the act ion of the active ingredients in its products, and Nanosome Technology, which acts as a delivery vehicle, and is designed to infuse active compounds into targeted cells. The Company products are primarily sold under its DS Laboratories brand. It also sells certain products under its Polaris Labs and Sigma Skin brands. It markets and sells these products through salons, spas, department stores, specialty retailers and distributors. The Company offers products under three product categories: Hair Care, Skin Care and Personal Care.
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