TDK (OTCMKTS:TTDKY) and Glassbridge Enterprises (OTCMKTS:GLAE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of TDK shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.4% of Glassbridge Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of TDK shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Glassbridge Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares TDK and Glassbridge Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TDK 5.36% 8.97% 3.91%
Glassbridge Enterprises 4.23% N/A -11.76%


TDK pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Glassbridge Enterprises does not pay a dividend. TDK pays out 13.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

TDK has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glassbridge Enterprises has a beta of 2.71, meaning that its share price is 171% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TDK and Glassbridge Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TDK $12.00 billion 0.84 $598.70 million $4.73 16.46
Glassbridge Enterprises $36.50 million 0.09 -$8.39 million N/A N/A

TDK has higher revenue and earnings than Glassbridge Enterprises.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for TDK and Glassbridge Enterprises, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TDK 0 0 0 0 N/A
Glassbridge Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A


TDK beats Glassbridge Enterprises on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

TDK Company Profile

TDK Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells electronic components in Japan, Europe, China, Asia, the Americas, and internationally. The company operates through Passive Components, Magnetic Application Products, Film Application Products, and Other segments. The Passive Components segment provides ceramic capacitors, aluminum electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, high-frequency components, piezoelectric materials, circuit protection components, and sensors, as well as inductive devices, such as coils, ferrite cores, and transformers. The Magnetic Application Products segment offers hard disk drives (HDD) heads, HDD suspension assemblies, magnetic sensors, power supplies, and magnets. The Film Application Products segment provides energy devices, such as rechargeable batteries. The Other segment provides mechatronics production equipment, and other products. The company also develops and supplies ASIC products, as well as designs custom IC products. TDK Corporation primarily serves electronics and automotive markets. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. and changed its name to TDK Corporation in 1983. TDK Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Glassbridge Enterprises Company Profile

GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides enterprise data storage and asset management services worldwide. The company provides solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage systems, secure automated archive solutions, and high-density enterprise storage arrays for various applications, including virtual machine storage, cloud storage, database, surveillance, bulk storage, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery and archive. Its storage solutions include Unity line, a unified storage solution; E-Series SAN storage solutions, which enable users to shrink their storage footprint; and Assureon line, a secure archive solution. The company also offers investment advisory services. It serves businesses and individual consumers through distributors, wholesalers, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail outlets. The company was formerly known as Imation Corp. and changed its name to GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc. in February 2017. GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota.

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