Financial Survey: Pyxus International (PYX) versus JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (JAPAY)

Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX) and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (OTCMKTS:JAPAY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pyxus International and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxus International $1.85 billion 0.14 $52.43 million N/A N/A
JAPAN TOB INC/ADR $20.15 billion 2.50 $3.51 billion $0.98 12.87

JAPAN TOB INC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Pyxus International.


JAPAN TOB INC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Pyxus International does not pay a dividend. JAPAN TOB INC/ADR pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Pyxus International and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxus International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.6% of Pyxus International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of JAPAN TOB INC/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of Pyxus International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Pyxus International and JAPAN TOB INC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxus International -3.51% -25.74% -3.19%
JAPAN TOB INC/ADR 17.46% 14.06% 7.45%

Risk and Volatility

Pyxus International has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JAPAN TOB INC/ADR has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.


JAPAN TOB INC/ADR beats Pyxus International on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pyxus International

Pyxus International, Inc., an agricultural company, engages in the provision of various agricultural products, ingredients, and services to businesses and customers. It offers products in the leaf tobacco, e-liquids, industrial hemp, and cannabis industries. The company was formerly known as Alliance One International, Inc. and changed its name to Pyxus International, Inc. in September 2018. Pyxus International, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.


Japan Tobacco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, pharmaceutical and processed food products. It operates through the following divisions: Domestic Tobacco, Overseas Tobacco, Pharmaceutical, Beverage and Processed Food. The Domestic Tobacco division deals with the production and sale of tobacco products in domestic areas. The Overseas Tobacco division manufactures and markets tobacco products worldwide. The Pharmaceutical division develops, manufactures, and sells prescription drugs. The Beverage division manufactures and sells coffee and flavored water drinks. The Processed Food division offers processed food products that include frozen noodles, frozen and packed cooked rice and frozen baked bread, and seasonings. The company was founded on April 1, 1985 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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