Head to Head Review: VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR (VWAGY) versus MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR (MZDAY)

VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:MZDAY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR 4.85% 12.49% 3.20%
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR 1.82% 5.95% 2.64%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR 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
VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR $260.74 billion 0.34 $11.63 billion $2.56 6.88
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR $31.37 billion 0.22 $1.06 billion $0.94 6.21

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR pays out 13.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR pays out 11.7% 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR and MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR 2 0 0 0 1.00

Summary

VOLKSWAGEN AG/ADR beats MAZDA MTR CORP/ADR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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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