Financial Contrast: The Sage Group (OTCMKTS:SGPYY) and Acerinox (OTCMKTS:ANIOY)

Acerinox (OTCMKTS:ANIOYGet Free Report) and The Sage Group (OTCMKTS:SGPYYGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Acerinox pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. The Sage Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Acerinox pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

Acerinox has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sage Group has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Acerinox and The Sage Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acerinox 0 0 1 0 3.00
The Sage Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares Acerinox and The Sage Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acerinox 2.34% 11.80% 4.76%
The Sage Group N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of The Sage Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Acerinox and The Sage Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Acerinox $7.15 billion 0.37 $246.90 million $0.30 17.78
The Sage Group $2.77 billion 4.90 $258.90 million N/A N/A

The Sage Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Acerinox.

Summary

Acerinox beats The Sage Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Acerinox

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Acerinox, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, process, and markets stainless steel products in Spain, the United States, Africa, Asia, Rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through Stainless steel, and High-performance Alloys segments. The company offers flat products, including hot and cold rolled coils and sheets, strips, flat bars, and discs, as well as engraved coil and sheet, black coil, slabs, circles, billets, and plates. It provides long products, which include wire and hexagonal wire rods, peeled bars, hot and cold reinforcement bars, black bars, profiles, angles, and steel profiles, as well as stainless steel, color coated, and reinforcement wires. In additions, it offers stainless steel products, such as austenitic, ferritic, duplex, and martensitic. Acerinox, S.A. was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

About The Sage Group

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The Sage Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology solutions and services for small and medium businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and internationally. It offers cloud native solutions, such as Sage Intacct, a cloud accounting software product and financial management software; Sage People, a HR and people management solution; Sage 200, a finance and business management solution; Sage X3, a business management solution; Sage Accounting, a solution for small businesses, accountants, and bookkeepers to manage customer data, accounts, and people; Sage Payroll for small businesses manage their payroll; and Sage HR for small and mid-sized businesses for record management, leave management, staff scheduling, and expenses services. The company also provides Sage 50cloud and Sage 200cloud that provides a range of cloud connected accounting solutions. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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