VOESTALPINE AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:VLPNY) and Ted Baker (OTCMKTS:TBAKF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Risk & Volatility

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR has a beta of 2.13, indicating that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ted Baker has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and Ted Baker’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR $15.70 billion 0.28 $507.78 million $0.54 9.17
Ted Baker $761.21 million 0.22 $54.03 million $1.41 2.73

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Ted Baker. Ted Baker is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VOESTALPINE AG/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and Ted Baker, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 2 2 0 0 1.50
Ted Baker 0 2 0 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares VOESTALPINE AG/ADR and Ted Baker’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 1.87% 3.79% 1.60%
Ted Baker N/A N/A N/A

Summary

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR beats Ted Baker on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VOESTALPINE AG/ADR

voestalpine AG processes, develops, and manufactures steel products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Steel, High Performance Metals, Metal Engineering, Metal Forming, and Other. The Steel division produces hot and cold-rolled steel strips, as well as electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized, and organically coated steel strips; and heavy plates for the energy sector, as well as turbine casings. It serves the automotive, white/consumer goods, building/construction, energy, mechanical engineering, and others. The High Performance Metals segment offers special alloys for the oil and natural gas, aerospace, and energy engineering industries; tool manufacturing, heat treatment, and coating services; and warehousing and preprocessing of special steels, as well as services, including logistics, distribution, and processing for the oil and natural gas industries. The Metal Engineering division offers rails and turnout products, rod wires, drawn wires, seamless tubes, and welding filler materials; track-based monitoring systems for various railway applications; and services for railway sector. The Metal Forming division manufactures special tubes and sections, and precision strip steel products, as well as pre-finished system components made from pressed, punched, and roll-profiled parts for use in automotive, white goods/consumer goods, building/construction, energy, mechanical engineering, and others. It also provides cold-rolled precision strip steel. voestalpine AG is based in Linz, Austria.

About Ted Baker

Ted Baker Plc engages in the design, wholesale, and retail of menswear, womenswear, and accessories under the Ted Baker name. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. It offers a range of collections, including global, phormal, endurance, accessories, bedding, children's wear, crockery, eyewear, footwear, fragrance and skin wear, gifting and stationery, jewelry, lingerie and sleepwear, luggage, neckwear, rugs, suiting, technical accessories, tiles, and watches. The company distributes its products through retail stores, concessions, independent retailers, and department stores, as well as through its e-commerce business. It operates 532 stores and concessions comprising 195 in the United Kingdom; 113 in Europe; 127 in the United States and Canada; 88 in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; and 9 in Australasia. Ted Baker Plc was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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