Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) and Atkore International Group (NASDAQ:ATKR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Kyocera Corporation and Atkore International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera Corporation 8.57% 5.24% 4.09%
Atkore International Group 6.91% 33.89% 10.27%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Kyocera Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Kyocera Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Atkore International Group does not pay a dividend. Kyocera Corporation pays out 14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kyocera Corporation and Atkore International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Atkore International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00

Atkore International Group has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 19.05%. Given Atkore International Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Kyocera Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kyocera Corporation and Atkore International Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera Corporation $12.70 billion 2.03 $965.73 million $3.19 21.98
Atkore International Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kyocera Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Atkore International Group.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats Kyocera Corporation on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kyocera Corporation

Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others. The Company’s products include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, automotive components, solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products, page printers and multifunctional products. It also offers information systems and telecommunication services, engineering business, management consulting business, materials for semiconductors, chemical materials and realty development business.

About Atkore International Group

Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.

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