SUEZ/ADR (OTCMKTS:SZEVY) and Fujitsu General (OTCMKTS:FGELF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SUEZ/ADR and Fujitsu General, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SUEZ/ADR 0 1 1 0 2.50
Fujitsu General 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

SUEZ/ADR has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fujitsu General has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

SUEZ/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Fujitsu General does not pay a dividend. SUEZ/ADR pays out 103.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of SUEZ/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SUEZ/ADR and Fujitsu General’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SUEZ/ADR $17.93 billion 0.52 $341.12 million $0.26 29.33
Fujitsu General $2.37 billion 0.74 $121.30 million $1.11 14.53

SUEZ/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Fujitsu General. Fujitsu General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SUEZ/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares SUEZ/ADR and Fujitsu General’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SUEZ/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Fujitsu General N/A N/A N/A

Summary

SUEZ/ADR beats Fujitsu General on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

SUEZ/ADR Company Profile

SUEZ SA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water and waste cycle management business. The company operates through five segments: Water Europe, Recycling and Recovery Europe, International, Water Technologies & Solutions, and Other. It provides water distribution and treatment services to individuals, local authorities, and industrial clients; waste collection and treatment services, including collection, sorting, recycling, composting, energy recovery, and landfilling for non-hazardous and hazardous waste for local authorities and industrial clients. The company also offers consulting services; and engineering and construction contracts and other services. SUEZ SA was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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