B&M Euro VALUE/ADR (OTCMKTS:BMRRY) and Sophos Group (OTCMKTS:SPHHF) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
B&M Euro VALUE/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Sophos Group pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. B&M Euro VALUE/ADR pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
B&M Euro VALUE/ADR has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sophos Group has a beta of 2.75, suggesting that its stock price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.3% of B&M Euro VALUE/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares B&M Euro VALUE/ADR and Sophos Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for B&M Euro VALUE/ADR and Sophos Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
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|B&M Euro VALUE/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares B&M Euro VALUE/ADR and Sophos Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B&M Euro VALUE/ADR||$4.02 billion||1.29||$246.61 million||$0.95||21.86|
|Sophos Group||$529.70 million||5.13||-$46.70 million||N/A||N/A|
B&M Euro VALUE/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Sophos Group.
About B&M Euro VALUE/ADR
B&M European Value Retail S.A. operates as a general merchandise value retailer in the United Kingdom and Germany. As of March 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 576 stores under the B&M brand in the United Kingdom; and 265 stores under the Heron Foods brand, as well as 86 stores under the Jawoll brand in Germany. It also engages in property development and employment activities. B&M European Value Retail S.A. was founded in 1978 and is based in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
About Sophos Group
Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for Web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution. In addition, the company offers OEM solutions; professional services; SophosLabs, a threat research and intelligence center; and Public Cloud, a cloud computing solution to provide and deploy IT infrastructure, such as networks, compute capacity, storage, and databases. It serves education, healthcare, retail, finance, and banking industries, as well as governments and public sectors in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. Sophos Group plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.
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