Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) (NYSE:SDI) and H. Lundbeck A/S- (OTCMKTS:HLUYY) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) and H. Lundbeck A/S-‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) 2.40% 18.09% 3.83%
H. Lundbeck A/S- 20.26% 36.99% 21.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) and H. Lundbeck A/S-, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) 0 0 0 0 N/A
H. Lundbeck A/S- 1 0 0 0 1.00

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) and H. Lundbeck A/S-‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) $285.80 million 0.88 $10.37 million N/A N/A
H. Lundbeck A/S- $2.62 billion 3.28 $398.58 million $2.51 17.21

H. Lundbeck A/S- has higher revenue and earnings than Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN).

Volatility & Risk

Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) has a beta of -0.45, indicating that its share price is 145% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, H. Lundbeck A/S- has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.5% of Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of H. Lundbeck A/S- shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

H. Lundbeck A/S- pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) does not pay a dividend. H. Lundbeck A/S- pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

H. Lundbeck A/S- beats Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN) on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Standard Diversified Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN)

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.

About H. Lundbeck A/S-

H. Lundbeck A/S engages in the research, development, production, and sale of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders in Denmark and internationally. Its products include Abilify Maintena, Brintellix/Trintellix, Cipralex/Lexapro, Northera, Onfi, Rexulti, Sabril, and Xenazine. The company offers pharmaceutical products for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, depression, Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia, alcohol dependence, anxiety, Bipolar I disorder, Epilepsy, Huntington's disease, and symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. H. Lundbeck A/S sells its products to distributors of pharmaceuticals, pharmacies, and hospitals. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Valby, Denmark.

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