Head-To-Head Review: Imperial Tobacco Group (IMBBY) & Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) (SDI)

Imperial Tobacco Group (OTCMKTS:IMBBY) and Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) (NYSE:SDI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Imperial Tobacco Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.4% of Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Imperial Tobacco Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Imperial Tobacco Group pays an annual dividend of $3.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) does not pay a dividend. Imperial Tobacco Group pays out 96.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Imperial Tobacco Group and Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Imperial Tobacco Group N/A N/A N/A
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) 1.86% 10.16% 2.18%

Volatility & Risk

Imperial Tobacco Group has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) has a beta of -0.46, suggesting that its share price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Imperial Tobacco Group and Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN), as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Imperial Tobacco Group 1 3 1 0 2.00
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Imperial Tobacco Group and Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Imperial Tobacco Group $39.77 billion 0.71 $1.78 billion $3.53 8.36
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) $285.80 million 0.78 $10.37 million N/A N/A

Imperial Tobacco Group has higher revenue and earnings than Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN).

Summary

Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) beats Imperial Tobacco Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Imperial Tobacco Group Company Profile

Imperial Brands PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells tobacco and tobacco-related products. It offers cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, papers, and cigars; smokeless tobacco, including snus; and e-vapour products. The company sells its products under the growth brands, such as Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS, West, Fine, News, Winston, Bastos, Lambert & Butler, and Parker & Simpson; and specialist brands consisting of blu, Gitanes, Kool, Golden Virginia, Drum, Route 66, Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, Backwoods, Skruf, and Rizla in approximately 160 countries worldwide. It also provides logistics services that include the distribution of tobacco products for tobacco product manufacturers; and various non-tobacco products and services. In addition, the company is involved in the management of a golf course; market of papers; distribution of pharmaceuticals, POS software, and published materials and other products; and printing and publishing activities, as well as offers long haul transportation, industrial parcel and express delivery, advertising, and support management services. Further, it owns the trademarks; and retails its products. The company was formerly known as Imperial Tobacco Group PLC and changed its name to Imperial Brands PLC in February 2016. Imperial Brands PLC was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) Company Profile

Standard Diversified, Inc. operates as shell company, which intends to identify new business and investment opportunities. The company was founded by Martha C. Reider and Richard C. Birkmeyer in 1990 and is headquartered in Mineola, NY.

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