Comparing Brilliance China Automotive (OTCMKTS:BCAUY) & MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:MZDAY)

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Brilliance China Automotive (OTCMKTS:BCAUY) and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:MZDAY) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Brilliance China Automotive has a beta of 2.23, indicating that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brilliance China Automotive pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Brilliance China Automotive pays out 6.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR pays out 25.0% 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brilliance China Automotive and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brilliance China Automotive $661.40 million 8.29 $879.54 million $1.74 6.25
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR $32.37 billion 0.18 $571.28 million $0.52 8.75

Brilliance China Automotive has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR. Brilliance China Automotive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brilliance China Automotive and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brilliance China Automotive N/A N/A N/A
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR 1.79% 5.85% 2.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Brilliance China Automotive and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brilliance China Automotive 0 0 0 0 N/A
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR 1 1 0 0 1.50

Summary

MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR beats Brilliance China Automotive on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brilliance China Automotive

Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells minibuses and automotive components in the People's Republic of China. The company offers its minibuses under the JinBei and Granse brands, as well as multi-purpose vehicles under the Huasong brand. Its automotive components include mouldings, seats, axles, safety and airbag systems, interior decoration products, and engines for minibuses, sedans, sport utility vehicles, light duty trucks, etc. The company also offers sport activity vehicles. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited has strategic partnerships and alliances with BMW, Toyota, Magna, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, TI Automotive, and Johnson Controls. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong, and is considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

About MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR

Mazda Motor Corporation manufactures and sells passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe, China, and internationally. Its principal products include four-wheeled vehicles, gasoline reciprocating engines, diesel engines, and automatic and manual transmissions for vehicles. The company was formerly known as Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Mazda Motor Corporation in May 1984. Mazda Motor Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan.

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