BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR (OTCMKTS:BRTHY) and BioMerieux (OTCMKTS:BMXMF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR and BioMerieux’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR 11.29% 14.54% 8.43%
BioMerieux N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR and BioMerieux, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
BioMerieux 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.81 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. BioMerieux does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR and BioMerieux’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR $6.73 billion 0.62 $471.89 million N/A N/A
BioMerieux $2.58 billion 2.77 $269.23 million $2.28 26.54

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than BioMerieux.

Summary

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR beats BioMerieux on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

BROTHER INDUSTR/ADR Company Profile

Brother Industries, Ltd. manufactures and sells communications and printing equipment in Japan, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, Oceania, and internationally. It operates through Printing & Solutions Business, Personal & Home Business, Machinery Business, Network & Contents Business, and Domino Business segments. The Printing & Solutions Business segment offers laser and inkjet printers; all-in-one black-and-white laser and color printers; fax machines and scanners; and electronic stationary comprising labeling systems, and label and mobile printers. The Personal & Home Business segment provides home sewing and cutting machines, sewing and embroidery machines, and commercial embroidery machines. The Machinery Business segment offers industrial sewing machines, machine tools, and garment printers, as well as industrial parts, such as reducers and gears. The Network & Contents Business segment provides online karaoke systems, music boxes, applications for smartphones/tablets, health care supporting equipment, and content services, as well as manages Karaoke clubs. The Domino Business segment offers cording and marking equipment, digital printing equipment, etc. The company was formerly known as Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. and changed its name to Brother Industries, Ltd. in 1962. Brother Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

BioMerieux Company Profile

bioMérieux S.A. provides vitro diagnostic solutions systems for private and hospital laboratories, primarily for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. The company offers microbiology technology that involves culturing biological samples; and immunoassays technology based on antigen-antibody reaction, detects and measures infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, as well as measures the specific biomarkers of various pathologies, such as metabolic, hormonal, infectious, etc. It also provides molecular biology for the detection of genetic sequences of deoxyribonucleic acid or ribonucleic acid; and companion diagnostic test based on biomarkers, as well as services for clinical and industrial laboratories. The company was formerly known as B-D Mérieux. bioMérieux S.A. was founded in 1963 and is based in Marcy l'Etoile, France. bioMérieux S.A. is a subsidiary of Institut Mérieux SA.

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