Kyocera (KYO) & AZZ (AZZ) Head-To-Head Analysis
Kyocera (NYSE: KYO) and AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.
This table compares Kyocera and AZZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Kyocera has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AZZ has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kyocera and AZZ, as reported by MarketBeat.
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AZZ has a consensus price target of $52.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.97%. Given AZZ’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AZZ is more favorable than Kyocera.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kyocera and AZZ’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kyocera||$12.70 billion||1.91||$965.73 million||$3.10||21.24|
|AZZ||$858.93 million||1.56||$60.92 million||$1.97||26.14|
Kyocera has higher revenue and earnings than AZZ. Kyocera is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AZZ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Kyocera pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. AZZ pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Kyocera pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AZZ pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Kyocera has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Kyocera is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.6% of Kyocera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of AZZ shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of AZZ shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Kyocera beats AZZ on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others. The Company’s products include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, automotive components, solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products, page printers and multifunctional products. It also offers information systems and telecommunication services, engineering business, management consulting business, materials for semiconductors, chemical materials and realty development business.
AZZ Inc. is a provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy segment and Galvanizing segment. Its Energy segment provides products and services designed to support industrial, nuclear and electrical applications. Its product offerings include custom switchgear, electrical enclosures, medium and high voltage bus ducts, explosion proof and hazardous duty lighting, nuclear safety-related equipment and tubular products. Its Galvanizing segment provides hot dip galvanizing to the steel fabrication industry through facilities located throughout the United States and Canada. It serves fabricators or manufacturers that provide services to the electrical and telecommunications, bridge and highway, petrochemical and general industrial markets and various original equipment manufacturers.
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