Comparing G4S (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) & KERING S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:PPRUY)

KERING S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:PPRUY) and G4S (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

KERING S A/ADR has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G4S has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares KERING S A/ADR and G4S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KERING S A/ADR N/A N/A N/A
G4S 5.09% 9.78% 0.73%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KERING S A/ADR and G4S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KERING S A/ADR $17.79 billion 3.84 $2.59 billion $2.95 18.34
G4S $159.47 billion 0.54 $8.86 billion N/A N/A

G4S has higher revenue and earnings than KERING S A/ADR.

Dividends

KERING S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. G4S pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. KERING S A/ADR pays out 25.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for KERING S A/ADR and G4S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KERING S A/ADR 1 4 5 0 2.40
G4S 0 2 1 0 2.33

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of KERING S A/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of G4S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

G4S beats KERING S A/ADR on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About KERING S A/ADR

Kering SA develops, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells apparel and accessories worldwide. The company offers shoes; leather goods, including handbags and wallets, and other leather products; eyewear and textile accessories; jewelry and watches; and T-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, etc., as well as ready-to-wear products for men and women. It also provides fragrances and cosmetics. The company provides its products under the Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Pomellato, Qeelin, Sowind, Stella McCartney, Ulysse Nardin, Tomas Maier, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Puma, Volcom, and Kering brand names. It sells its products through department stores, multi-brand stores, and franchise stores, as well as retail channels and e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as PPR SA and changed its name to Kering SA in June 2013. Kering SA was founded in 1963 and is based in Paris, France.

About G4S

Allianz SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides property-casualty insurance, life/health insurance, and asset management products and services worldwide. The company's Property-Casualty segment offers various insurance products, including motor liability and own damage, accident, general liability, fire and property, legal expense, credit, and travel insurance products to private and corporate customers. Its Life/Health segment provides a range of life and health insurance products on an individual and a group basis, such as annuities, endowment and term insurance, and unit-linked and investment-oriented products, as well as private health, supplemental health, and long-term care insurance products. The company's Asset Management segment offers institutional and retail asset management products and services to third-party investors comprising equity and fixed income funds, as well as alternative products; and investment management services. Its Corporate and Other segment provides various banking products for corporate and retail clients; and alternative investment management services in the private equity, real estate, renewable energy, and infrastructure sectors. Allianz SE was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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