Analyzing George Weston (WNGRF) & China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd (CRHKY)

George Weston (OTCMKTS:WNGRF) and China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd (OTCMKTS:CRHKY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of George Weston shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares George Weston and China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
George Weston $37.24 billion 0.29 $585.49 million N/A N/A
China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd $4.40 billion 2.60 $173.90 million N/A N/A

George Weston has higher revenue and earnings than China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd.

Profitability

This table compares George Weston and China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
George Weston 0.67% 6.39% 2.30%
China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

George Weston pays an annual dividend of $1.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%.

Risk & Volatility

George Weston has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for George Weston and China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
George Weston 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

George Weston beats China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About George Weston

George Weston Limited engages in the food processing and distribution business in Canada and internationally. The company's Weston Foods segment produces fresh, frozen, and specialty bakery products, such as breads, rolls, bagels, flatbreads, rye bread, tortillas, doughnuts, cakes, pies, cookies, crackers, and other baked goods through national and regional supermarkets, wholesale and club stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, food service distributors, and outlets. This segment also supplies control brand products to retailers and consumer food companies; ice cream cones and sandwich wafers to manufacturers in the frozen novelty; and girl scout cookies. The company's Loblaw segment provides grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, credit card services, insurance brokerage services, gift cards, and telecommunication services. This segment operates approximately 2,300 corporate, franchised, and associate-owned locations. It operates retail drug stores under the Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix names that offer over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, cosmetics and fragrances, seasonal products, and household essentials; and Shoppers Home Health Care stores, which sells and services assisted-living devices, medical equipment, home-care products, and durable mobility equipment to institutional and retail customers. This segment also provides specialty drug distribution, pharmacy, and patient support services, as well as pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities; owns, develops, and manages retail and commercial real estate with a portfolio consisting of 435 properties primarily focusing on supermarket-anchored shopping centers, supermarkets, and other commercial properties, as well as offers financial services under the President's Choice Financial brand. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. George Weston Limited is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments, Limited.

About China Resources Beer Holdings CoLtd

China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures, sells, and distributes beer products under the Snow brand. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 91 breweries in 25 provinces, directly administered municipalities, and autonomous regions in Mainland China. It is also involved in financing business. The company was formerly known as China Resources Enterprise, Limited and changed its name to China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited in October 2015. The company is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong and considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited.

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