BB Seguridade (OTCMKTS:BBSEY) and SMC CORP JAPAN/S (OTCMKTS:SMCAY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares BB Seguridade and SMC CORP JAPAN/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BB Seguridade N/A N/A N/A
SMC CORP JAPAN/S 23.64% 12.16% 10.42%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BB Seguridade and SMC CORP JAPAN/S’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BB Seguridade $1.54 billion 10.02 $1.15 billion N/A N/A
SMC CORP JAPAN/S $5.34 billion N/A $1.23 billion $0.93 19.56

SMC CORP JAPAN/S has higher revenue and earnings than BB Seguridade.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BB Seguridade and SMC CORP JAPAN/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BB Seguridade 1 0 0 0 1.00
SMC CORP JAPAN/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

BB Seguridade has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMC CORP JAPAN/S has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

BB Seguridade pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. SMC CORP JAPAN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. SMC CORP JAPAN/S pays out 14.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of BB Seguridade shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SMC CORP JAPAN/S beats BB Seguridade on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

BB Seguridade Company Profile

BB Seguridade Participações S.A. provides insurance, pension plans, premium bonds, and brokerage services in Brazil. It operates in two segments, Insurance and Brokerage. The Insurance segment offers life, property, vehicle, rural, special risks and financial, transport, hooves, and housing insurance. This segment also provides private pension, dental, and capitalization plans, as well as reinsurance products. The Brokerage segment engages in the brokerage, management, fulfillment, promotion, and facilitation of business insurance and reinsurance, casualty and life, capitalization plans, private pension plans, dental plans, and health insurance products. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Brasilia, Brazil. BB Seguridade Participações S.A. is a subsidiary of Banco do Brasil S.A.

SMC CORP JAPAN/S Company Profile

SMC Corporation manufactures, processes, and sells automatic control equipment, sintered filters, and various types of filtration equipment worldwide. The company offers directional control valves, air cylinders, rotary actuators/air grippers, electric actuators/cylinders, vacuum equipment, air preparation equipment, modular F.R.L./pressure control equipment, lubrication equipment, fittings and tubing, flow control equipment, speed controllers, silencers/exhaust cleaners/blow guns/pressure gauges, switches/sensors/controllers, and static neutralization equipment. It also provides process valves, chemical liquid valves/fittings and needle valves/tubing, process pumps, temperature control equipment, process gas equipment, high vacuum equipment, industrial filters/sintered metal elements, pneumatic instrumentation equipment, and hydraulic equipment. The company was formerly known as Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SMC Corporation in April 1986. SMC Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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