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WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:WLMIY) and BAE SYS PLC/S (OTCMKTS:BAESY) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.


WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. BAE SYS PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $1.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. BAE SYS PLC/S pays out 59.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR and BAE SYS PLC/S, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BAE SYS PLC/S 0 5 1 0 2.17

Risk and Volatility

WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BAE SYS PLC/S has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.


This table compares WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR and BAE SYS PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR 2.37% 7.10% 2.59%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR and BAE SYS PLC/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR $44.50 billion 0.39 $1.13 billion N/A N/A
BAE SYS PLC/S $24.29 billion 0.94 $1.33 billion $2.18 13.11

BAE SYS PLC/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of WILMAR INTL LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of BAE SYS PLC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Wilmar International Limited operates as an agribusiness company in Singapore, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Europe, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, India, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Tropical Oils, Oilseeds and Grains, Sugar, and Others. It engages in the oil palm cultivation, harvesting, and milling activities that primarily offer crude palm oil and palm kernel. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned an oil palm plantation covering an area of 230,409 hectares in Indonesia, East Malaysia, and Africa. It is also involved in processing, merchandising, branding, and distributing palm oil and laurics related products, including oleochemicals and biodiesel; and oilseed products, such as soybean, rapeseed, groundnut, sunflower seed, sesame seed, cottonseed, corn, and rice bran oil products, as well as rice, flour, wheat bran meal, corn gluten meal and starch, corn germ meal, wheat starch, and bran and pollard. In addition, the company produces and markets edible oil, rice, flour, grains, and noodles to traditional retail outlets, supermarkets, convenience stores, and hypermarts under its own brands. Further, it engages in milling, refining, merchandising, branding, and distributing white sugar, brown sugar, caster sugar, and syrups, as well as molasses; the generation and sale of electricity; the manufacture and sale of bioethanol, as well as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium compound fertilizers; and the distribution of chemicals, as well as in ship-owning, chartering, brokering, and management activities. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore.


BAE Systems plc provides defense, aerospace, and security solutions worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Electronic Systems, Cyber & Intelligence, Platforms & Services (US), Air, and Maritime. The Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems. The Cyber & Intelligence segment provides solutions to modernize, maintain, and test cyber-harden aircraft, radars, missile systems, and mission applications that detect and deter threats to national security; systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services for C4ISR systems and enterprise IT networks; and solutions to enhance the collection, analysis, and processing of data across the US civilian and military intelligence communities. It also offers data intelligence solutions to defend against national-scale threats, protect their networks, data against attacks; security and intelligence solutions to the UK government and allied international governments; anti-fraud and regulatory compliance solutions; and security advisory and managed security services. The Platforms & Services (US) segment manufactures combat vehicles, weapons, and munitions, as well as provides ship repair services and the management of government-owned munitions facilities. The Air segment develops, manufactures, upgrades, and supports combat and jet trainer aircraft. The Maritime segment designs, manufactures, and supports surface ships, submarines, torpedoes, radars, and command and combat systems. It also supplies naval gun system; and provides ammunitions, precision munitions, artillery systems, and missile launchers. BAE Systems plc was incorporated in 1979 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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