Kawasaki Heavy Industries (OTCMKTS:KWHIY) and WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR (OTCMKTS:WLWHY) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.


This table compares Kawasaki Heavy Industries and WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 1.72% 5.71% 1.42%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kawasaki Heavy Industries and WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kawasaki Heavy Industries $14.37 billion 0.27 $247.30 million $0.59 15.56
WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR $5.51 billion 0.60 -$277.25 million N/A N/A

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has higher revenue and earnings than WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Kawasaki Heavy Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kawasaki Heavy Industries and WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A


Kawasaki Heavy Industries beats WOOLWORTHS HOLD/GDR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Company Profile

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ship and offshore structure, rolling stock, aerospace, gas turbine and machinery, plant and infrastructure, motorcycle and engine, and precision machinery businesses. The Ship & Offshore Structure segment offers liquid natural gas carriers, LPG carriers, bulk carriers, and submarines. The Rolling Stock segment provides electric train cars, including bullet trains; and electric and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, and bogies. The Aerospace segment offers aircrafts for the Japan Ministry of Defense; component parts for commercial aircraft; commercial helicopters; and missiles/space equipment. The Gas Turbine & Machinery segment provides jet engines, industrial-use gas turbines/cogeneration systems, gas engines, diesel engines, steam turbines for marine and land, and aerodynamic machineries/marine propulsion systems. The Plant & Infrastructure segment offers cement, fertilizer, and other industrial plants; and power plants, liquid natural gas tanks, municipal waste incineration plants, tunnel boring machines, and crushing machines. The Motorcycle & Engine segment provides motorcycles, utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercrafts, and general-purpose gasoline engines. The Precision Machinery segment offers hydraulic components for construction machineries; hydraulic components and systems for industrial machineries; marine steering gears; hydraulic deck machineries; industrial robots; and medical and pharmaceutical robots. The company sells its products in Japan, the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Woolworths Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores in South Africa, Rest of Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It operates in seven segments: Woolworths Fashion, Beauty and Home, Woolworths Food, Woolworths Logistics, David Jones, Country Road Group, Woolworths Financial Services, and Treasury. The company offers clothing, homeware, beauty, and other lifestyle products, as well as operates as a department store clothing retailer. It also provides financial products and services, such as store cards, credit cards, and personal loans. In addition, the company is involved in cash and debt management, property development, and logistics activities. It operates approximately 626 WSA stores in South Africa and 86 stores in the rest of Africa. Woolworths Holdings Limited was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

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