Reviewing Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) & Schaeffler (OTCMKTS:SCFLF)

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Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) and Schaeffler (OTCMKTS:SCFLF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Schaeffler has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Schaeffler does not pay a dividend. Yara International ASA pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Yara International ASA and Schaeffler’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yara International ASA 4.27% 7.56% 3.99%
Schaeffler N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yara International ASA and Schaeffler’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yara International ASA $12.93 billion 0.86 $160.00 million $0.84 24.27
Schaeffler $14.76 billion 0.07 N/A N/A N/A

Yara International ASA has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Schaeffler.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Yara International ASA and Schaeffler, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yara International ASA 0 2 2 0 2.50
Schaeffler 1 0 0 0 1.00

Summary

Yara International ASA beats Schaeffler on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yara International ASA Company Profile

Yara International ASA provides environmental and industrial solutions in Norway and internationally. It operates through three segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial, and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment offers nitrogen-based fertilizers, including urea, urea ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, and compound fertilizers that contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as foliar and fertigation solutions through micronutrients. It also sells phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers sourced from third parties, as well as delivers equipment and services to store or handle products. This segment sells its products to distributors, as well as directly to farmers and co-operatives. The Industrial segment develops and sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate, and calcium nitrate for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions, and industrial nitrates. It also provides solution of reagents, technology, and service for NOx abatement for industrial plants, and transport at land and sea. The Production segment produces ammonia, fertilizers, and industrial products. It is also involved in the operation of phosphate mines; trade and shipping of ammonia; and sale of fertilizers. The company also provides logistics services; and operates customer service centers. It provides its products under the YaraBela, YaraLiva, YaraMila, YaraTera, YaraVera, and YaraVita brands. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Schaeffler Company Profile

Schaeffler AG manufactures and sells precision components and systems for automotive and industrial applications in Europe, the Americas, China, and the Asia Pacific. The company's Automotive OEM division offers engine systems, including rolling bearing solutions, belt and chain drive products, valve train components, and systems for variable valve trains; and transmission systems, such as torsion and vibration dampers, clutches and double clutch systems, torque converters, CVT components, lightweight differentials, bearing solutions, and synchronizing and gearshift components. It also provides chassis systems comprising wheel bearings, bearing solutions, steering components, electromechanical actuators for roll stabilizers, and power-assisted steering systems; and hybrid and electrical drive systems that include hybrid modules, electrical axle drives, and electrical wheel hub drives. The company's Automotive Aftermarket division offers repair solutions for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and tractors, as well as supporting services. The company's Industrial division provides rolling and plain bearings, linear technology, maintenance products, monitoring systems, and direct drive technology solutions. This division serves customers in the wind, raw materials, aerospace, railway, off-road, two-wheelers, power transmission, and industrial automation sectors, as well as industrial aftermarket, mobility, and energy and raw materials. The company offers its products under Schaeffler, LuK, INA, FAG, and Ruville brands. Schaeffler AG has a strategic partnership with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The company was formerly known as INA Beteiligungsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung and changed its name to Schaeffler AG in October 2014. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Schaeffler AG is a subsidiary of IHO Verwaltungs GmbH.

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