Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) and PIGEON Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:PGENY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Entegris and PIGEON Corp/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.3% of Entegris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PIGEON Corp/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Entegris shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. PIGEON Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Entegris pays out 19.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PIGEON Corp/ADR pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This table compares Entegris and PIGEON Corp/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Entegris has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PIGEON Corp/ADR has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Entegris and PIGEON Corp/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Entegris||$1.34 billion||2.82||$85.06 million||$1.44||18.59|
|PIGEON Corp/ADR||$917.43 million||5.90||$126.52 million||$0.26||42.77|
PIGEON Corp/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Entegris. Entegris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PIGEON Corp/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Entegris beats PIGEON Corp/ADR on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Entegris, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals, and advanced materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Microcontamination Control (MC), and Advanced Materials Handling (AMH). The SCEM segment provides high-performance and high-purity process chemistries, gases, and materials, as well as delivery systems to support semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes. The MC segment offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases for use in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries, wafers, and other substrates for a broad set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. The company's customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, semiconductor equipment makers, gas and chemical manufacturing companies, wafer grower companies, and manufacturers of high-precision electronics; flat panel display equipment makers, materials suppliers and panel manufacturers, and manufacturers of hard disk drive components and devices; and manufacturers and suppliers in the solar and life science industries, electrical discharge machining customers, glass and glass container manufacturers, aerospace manufacturers, and manufacturers of biomedical implantation devices. Entegris, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
About PIGEON Corp/ADR
Pigeon Corporation manufactures, sells, imports, and exports baby and child-care products, maternity items, women's care products, home healthcare products, elder care products, etc. in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Domestic Baby & Mother Care Business, Child Care Service Business, Health & Elder Care Business, Overseas Business, China Business, and Other segments. It offers breastfeeding, weaning, skincare, women's care, and large-sized products for babies, as well as other products for babies and mothers. The company also provides child-rearing support, babysitter dispatch, event child-care, and preschool education services; and operates child-minding facilities and daycare centers. In addition, it offers elder care and anti-aging products, and elder care support services; and baby and mother related products, such as nursing bottles and nipples, toiletries, and skincare products. The company was formerly known as Pigeon Honyuki Honpo Corporation and changed its name to Pigeon Corporation in 1966. Pigeon Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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