Analyzing Countrywide (CYWDF) & ACERINOX SA/ADR (ANIOY)

Countrywide (OTCMKTS:CYWDF) and ACERINOX SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:ANIOY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.


This table compares Countrywide and ACERINOX SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Countrywide N/A N/A N/A
ACERINOX SA/ADR 4.65% 11.44% 4.98%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Countrywide and ACERINOX SA/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Countrywide $981.78 million 0.03 N/A N/A N/A
ACERINOX SA/ADR $5.23 billion 0.71 $264.65 million $0.48 13.98

ACERINOX SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Countrywide.

Risk and Volatility

Countrywide has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACERINOX SA/ADR has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ACERINOX SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Countrywide does not pay a dividend. ACERINOX SA/ADR pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Countrywide and ACERINOX SA/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Countrywide 0 1 0 0 2.00


ACERINOX SA/ADR beats Countrywide on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Countrywide Company Profile

Countrywide plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential estate agency and property services in the United Kingdom. It operates through UK Sales and Lettings, London Sales and Lettings, Financial Services, and Business to Business (B2B) segments. The company offers surveying services, including valuation panel management services, residential valuations, and surveys for mortgage lenders; provides leasehold, commercial, relocation, and residential property management services; and sells residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties, as well as land through public auction. It also provides integrated property services; conveyancing services, such as freehold and leasehold, remortgage, and separate legal representation; and residential property asset management services comprising repossession asset management, part exchange sales, corporate property sales, and in-house maintenance services. In addition, the company is involved in the residential development and investment activities; and provision of single mortgage brokerage services, as well as advice on life and general insurance. It serves residential and commercial property markets. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.

ACERINOX SA/ADR Company Profile

Acerinox, S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, transforms, and markets stainless steel products worldwide. The company operates through Flat Stainless Steel Products, Long Stainless Steel Products, and Other segments. Its flat stainless steel products include billets, black coils, circles, cold rolled coils and sheets, engraved coils/sheets, flat bars, hot rolled coils and sheets, plates, and slabs. The company's long stainless steel products comprise angles, black bars, cold drawn bars, cold rolled reinforced bars and coils, color coated wires, hexagonal wire rods, hot rolled reinforced bars and coils, peeled bars, profiles, reinforcement wires, wires, and wire rods, as well as various stainless steel grades. Acerinox, S.A. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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