ALSTOM/ADR (OTCMKTS:ALSMY) and Square Enix (OTCMKTS:SQNXF) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for ALSTOM/ADR and Square Enix, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ALSTOM/ADR 0 0 3 0 3.00
Square Enix 0 0 1 0 3.00

Volatility & Risk

ALSTOM/ADR has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Square Enix has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ALSTOM/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Square Enix does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ALSTOM/ADR and Square Enix’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ALSTOM/ADR $9.30 billion 0.97 $556.13 million N/A N/A
Square Enix $2.26 billion 1.59 $232.38 million $1.95 15.10

ALSTOM/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Square Enix.

Profitability

This table compares ALSTOM/ADR and Square Enix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ALSTOM/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Square Enix 5.19% 8.30% 6.33%

Summary

Square Enix beats ALSTOM/ADR on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ALSTOM/ADR

Alstom SA develops and markets systems, equipment, and services for the transport sector in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Pacific, the Middle-East, and Africa. The company offers metros, tramways, tram-trains, suburban trains, regional trains, high-speed trains, and passengers and freight locomotives; and signaling products, such as rail control systems, security and control, trackside, and interlocking products. It is also involved in the design and installation solutions for track laying; the electrification of and power supply to lines; and supply and installation electromechanical equipment. In addition, the company provides urban and main-line rail systems to manage trains, signaling, infrastructure, and services; and maintenance, modernization, parts and repair, and support services. Further, it offers various components, including bogies, motors, traction systems, switchgears, auxiliary converters, traction transformers, feeding systems, and dampers. Alstom SA has a strategic partnership with Cosmotech to develop a new application to improve the efficiency of a rail system. Alstom SA was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Saint-Ouen, France.

About Square Enix

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. operates in the content and service businesses in Japan, North America, Europe, and rest of Asia. It operates through four segments: Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Publication, and Merchandising. The Digital Entertainment segment plans, develops, distributes, and operates digital entertainment content primarily in the form of games. This segment offers digital entertainment content for various customer usage environments, including personal computers and smart devices, as well as consumer game consoles, such as handheld game machines. The Amusement segment is involved in the operation of amusement facilities. This segment also engages in the planning, development, distribution, and rental of arcade game machines and related products for amusement facilities. The Publication segment publishes comic and game strategy books, as well as comic magazines. The Merchandising segment plans, produces, distributes, and licenses products, such as character goods and soundtracks. The company publishes, distributes, and licenses entertainment content under the SQUARE ENIX and TAITO brands. Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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