SWATCH Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS: SWGAY) and AGEAS/S (OTCMKTS:AGESY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.


SWATCH Grp AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. AGEAS/S pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. AGEAS/S pays out 48.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of SWATCH Grp AG/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of AGEAS/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and AGEAS/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWATCH Grp AG/ADR $8.09 billion 1.75 $744.94 million N/A N/A
AGEAS/S $14.40 billion 0.72 $704.40 million $3.49 14.27

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AGEAS/S.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and AGEAS/S, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SWATCH Grp AG/ADR 0 2 1 0 2.33
AGEAS/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

SWATCH Grp AG/ADR has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AGEAS/S has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares SWATCH Grp AG/ADR and AGEAS/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AGEAS/S 6.12% 7.70% 0.75%


AGEAS/S beats SWATCH Grp AG/ADR on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


The Swatch Group Ltd manufactures and sells finished watches, jewelry, and watch movements and components worldwide. The company's Watches & Jewelry segment designs, produces, and commercializes watches and jewelry. Its Electronic Systems segment engages in the design, production, and commercialization of electronic components, as well as sports timing activities. The company is also involved in the provision of assembly, research and development, administration, watch case polishing, logistics and distribution, and customer services; and hard material products, microelectronics, watch cases and crowns, miniature low-frequency quartz crystals, thin wires, miniature batteries, watch glasses, watch dials and bracelets, watch hands, sports timing technology and equipment, precision parts, and assembly electronic components. In addition, it engages in retail, communication, real estate project and property management, reinsurance, and finance businesses. The Swatch Group AG offers its watch and jewelry products primarily under the Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, and Flik Flak brands. The company markets its products through a distribution network; network of Tourbillon and Hour Passion multibrand watch and jewelry boutiques, and monobrand boutiques; and online stores. The Swatch Group Ltd is headquartered in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.


ageas SA/NV, together with its subsidiaries, engages in insurance business in Europe and Asia. The company primarily offers property, casualty, and life insurance products, as well as pension products; and reinsurance products. Its life insurance products include risks related to the life and death of individuals; and non-life insurance products comprise accident and health, motor, fire and other damage to property, and other insurance products. The company serves private individuals, as well as small, medium-sized, and large companies through independent brokers and the bank channels. ageas SA/NV was founded in 1824 and is based in Brussels, Belgium.

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