SWATCH GRP AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:SWGAY) and THYSSENKRUPP AG/S (OTCMKTS:TKAMY) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SWATCH GRP AG/ADR and THYSSENKRUPP AG/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWATCH GRP AG/ADR $8.09 billion 1.04 $744.94 million N/A N/A
THYSSENKRUPP AG/S $40.47 billion 0.22 $10.71 million $0.03 478.67

SWATCH GRP AG/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than THYSSENKRUPP AG/S.


SWATCH GRP AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. THYSSENKRUPP AG/S pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. THYSSENKRUPP AG/S pays out 366.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares SWATCH GRP AG/ADR and THYSSENKRUPP AG/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
THYSSENKRUPP AG/S 0.19% -7.99% -0.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for SWATCH GRP AG/ADR and THYSSENKRUPP AG/S, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SWATCH GRP AG/ADR 1 4 1 0 2.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of THYSSENKRUPP AG/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

SWATCH GRP AG/ADR has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, THYSSENKRUPP AG/S has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.


SWATCH GRP AG/ADR beats THYSSENKRUPP AG/S on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


The Swatch Group AG designs, manufactures, and sells finished watches, jewelry, and watch movements and components worldwide. The company operates through Watches & Jewelry and Electronic Systems segments. The Watches & Jewelry segment designs, produces, and commercializes watches and jewelry. The Electronic Systems segment is involved in the design, production, and commercialization of electronic components, as well as sports timing activities. The company is also involved in the provision of assembly, research and development, administration, watch case polishing, logistics and distribution, and customer services; and hard material products, microelectronics, watch cases and crowns, miniature low-frequency quartz crystals, thin wires, miniature batteries, watch glasses, watch dials and bracelets, watch hands, sports timing technology and equipment, precision parts, and assembly electronic components. In addition, it engages in retail, communication, real estate project and property management, finance, reinsurance, and art center businesses. The Swatch Group AG offers its watch and jewelry products primarily under the Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Calvin Klein, Swatch, and Flik Flak brands. The company markets its products through a distribution network; network of Tourbillon and Hour Passion multi-brand watch and jewelry boutiques, and monobrand boutiques; and online stores. The Swatch Group AG is headquartered in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.


thyssenkrupp AG operates in the areas of components technology, elevator technology, industrial solutions, and materials services in Germany, the United States, and China. The company's Components Technology segment provides various components for automotive, construction, and engineering sectors, as well as for wind turbines. Its Elevator Technology segment is involved in the construction, modernization, and servicing of elevators, escalators, moving walks, and stairs and platform lifts, as well as passenger boarding bridges. The company's Industrial Solutions segment offers construction services, as well as naval shipbuilding services. Its Materials Services segment distributes materials, and provides technical services for the production and manufacturing sectors. thyssenkrupp AG was founded in 1811 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

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