Marui Group (OTCMKTS: MAURY – Get a rating) and HOYA (OTCMKTS: HOCPY – Get a rating) are both retail/wholesale businesses, but what’s the best action? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Marui Group and HOYA.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
Risk and Volatility
Marui Group has a beta of 0.5, suggesting its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HOYA has a beta of 0.66, suggesting its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for Marui Group and HOYA, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Marui Group||0||0||0||0||N / A|
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Marui Group and HOYA.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Marui Group||$1.86 billion||1.91||$158.47 million||$1.54||22.29|
|HOYA||$5.89 billion||6.74||$1.46 billion||$3.97||27.36|
HOYA has higher revenue and profit than Marui Group. Marui Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HOYA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.3% of Marui Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of HOYA shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Marui Group pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. HOYA pays an annual dividend of $0.81 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Marui Group pays 35.1% of its profits as a dividend. HOYA pays 20.4% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years.
HOYA beats Marui Group on 11 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Marui Group
Marui Group Co., Ltd., an investment holding company, is engaged in retail and FinTech business in Japan. The company is involved in the rental and management of commercial properties, the purchase and sale of clothing and accessories, the production of spaces, advertising, fashion distribution, general building management, etc. ; and providing credit card services, cash advance services, rent guarantee services, information system services, rental of real estate, etc. It is involved in the operation of Marui/Modi stores, online shopping and mail order, specialty store, collection and accounts receivable management, interior design and decoration, planning and carrying out of advertising, trucking, shipping, software development, building management and security services. Marui Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
HOYA Corporation operates as a medical technology company and supplier of high-tech and medical products worldwide. The Company offers life care products, including eyeglasses and contact lenses; medical endoscopes; intraocular lenses; laparoscopic surgical instruments; automatic endoscope cleaning equipment; and related medical products, such as prosthetic ceramic fillers and metal implants. It also operates Eyecity, a specialist contact lens retailer. In addition, the Company provides information technology products, such as mask blanks and photomasks for manufacturing semiconductor chips; photomasks for liquid crystal display panels; glass discs for hard drives; and imaging products which include optical glasses/optical lenses, colored glass filters and laser equipment/UV light resources. In addition, it offers ReadSpeaker, a text-to-speech software; and cloud services including Kinnosuke, a time and attendance service, and Yonosuke, an electronic payslip service. HOYA Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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