Pola Orbis (OTCMKTS:PORBF) and Coty (NYSE:COTY) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Pola Orbis and Coty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pola Orbis N/A N/A N/A
Coty -1.75% 5.72% 2.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pola Orbis and Coty’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pola Orbis $2.01 billion 3.27 N/A N/A N/A
Coty $9.40 billion 0.69 -$168.80 million $0.69 12.51

Pola Orbis has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Coty.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pola Orbis and Coty, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pola Orbis 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coty 2 8 5 0 2.20

Coty has a consensus target price of $12.86, indicating a potential upside of 49.06%. Given Coty’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coty is more favorable than Pola Orbis.

Volatility & Risk

Pola Orbis has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coty has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Coty pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Pola Orbis does not pay a dividend. Coty pays out 72.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Coty has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.6% of Coty shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Coty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Coty beats Pola Orbis on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pola Orbis

POLA Orbis Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells cosmetics and related products in Japan and internationally. Its Beauty Care segment offers cosmetics; skincare products; health foods; and fashion items, such as women's underwear, women's apparel, and jewelry under the POLA, ORBIS, ORLANE, DECENCIA, THREE, H2O PLUS, and Jurlique brand names, as well as provides cosmetics, consulting, and facial esthetic treatment services. The company's Real Estate segment is involved in the leasing of office buildings and residential properties. Its Others segment develops and sells cosmetics and quasi-pharmaceutical drugs. This segment also provides building maintenance services. The company sells its products through department, directly operated retail, specialty cosmetics, and drug stores, as well as through supermarkets, general retail outlets, shopping malls, TV shopping channels, door-to-door sales, and mail-order sales. POLA Orbis Holdings Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Coty

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Luxury, Consumer Beauty, and Professional Beauty. The Luxury segment offers prestige fragrances, and skincare and cosmetics products through various retailers, including perfumeries, department stores, and duty-free shops under the Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cavalli, Chloe, Davidoff, Escada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Joop!, Lacoste, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, philosophy, Stella McCartney, and Tiffany & Co. brands. The Consumer Beauty segment offers color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, mass fragrance, and mass skin care and body care products primarily through hypermarkets, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, mid-tier department stores, and traditional food and drug retailers. It provides its products under the Bourjois, Max Factor, Rimmel, Wella, Adidas, Guess, Beckham, Beyonce, Biocolor, Bozzano, Bruno Banani, Clairol, CoverGirl, Enrique, Jovan, Nautica, Mexx, Monange, Paixao, Rimmel, Risque, Sally Hansen, Stetson, Younique, and 007 James Bond brands. The Professional Beauty segment offers hair and nail care products to nail and hair salons, nail and hair professionals, and professional stores under the Wella Professionals, System Professional, OPI, ghd, Clairol Professional, Kadus Professional, Londa Professional, Nioxin, Sassoon Professional, and Sebastian brands. The company also sells its products to third-party distributors, as well as through direct-to-consumer, third party-operated, and own branded Websites. It sells its products to approximately 130 countries. The company was founded in 1904 and is based in New York, New York.

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