AMS AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMSSY) and KERRY Grp PLC/S (OTCMKTS:KRYAY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares AMS AG/ADR and KERRY Grp PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMS AG/ADR 11.93% 15.47% 4.93%
KERRY Grp PLC/S N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

AMS AG/ADR has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KERRY Grp PLC/S has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AMS AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. KERRY Grp PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. AMS AG/ADR pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for AMS AG/ADR and KERRY Grp PLC/S, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMS AG/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
KERRY Grp PLC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of KERRY Grp PLC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMS AG/ADR and KERRY Grp PLC/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMS AG/ADR $1.20 billion N/A $100.30 million $0.82 29.39
KERRY Grp PLC/S $7.24 billion 2.65 $665.18 million N/A N/A

KERRY Grp PLC/S has higher revenue and earnings than AMS AG/ADR.

About AMS AG/ADR

ams AG designs, manufactures, and sells sensor and analog IC solutions worldwide. The company operates through Consumer, Non-Consumer, and Foundry segments. It provides audio front-ends for personal media players and other mobile consumer devices, as well as standalone amplifiers and telephone integrated circuits (ICs); environmental sensors for appliance, automotive, building technology, consumer, and industrial applications; and light sensors products, including a portfolio of digital ambient light, digital color, proximity detection, light-to-digital, light-to-voltage, and light-to-frequency sensors, as well as linear sensor arrays for intelligent light sensing. The company also offers single-chip solutions enabling Internet of Things connectivity and precise control of smart lights and replacement lamps; spectral sensing chip scale solutions for color identification, authentication, spectroscopy, and other industrial and consumer-level optical detection applications; CMOS image sensors for machine vision, medical, broadcast, traffic, scientific, and photography imaging markets; and magnetic position sensors for industrial, medical, robotics, consumer, and automotive, applications. In addition, it provides power management products for mobile phones, portable navigation devices, personal audio/video players, and personal healthcare devices; battery management solutions, including battery chargers and battery sensor interfaces; and flow sensors for flow metering applications. Further, the company provides time-to-digital converters for high-precision time interval measurement; wireless connectivity products; sensor interfaces; and analog and mixed signal application specific integrated circuit solutions for the automotive, industry, medical, and smart building. The company was formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and changed its name to ams AG in May 2012. ams AG is headquartered in Premstaetten, Austria.

About KERRY Grp PLC/S

Kerry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and delivers technology based taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Taste & Nutrition and Consumer Foods. The Taste & Nutrition segment manufactures and distributes a portfolio of functional ingredients and actives; and offers taste and nutrition technologies, systems, and solutions. The Consumer Foods segment manufactures and supplies added value branded and consumer branded chilled foods primarily to the Irish and the United Kingdom markets. This segment offers meat and savory products, dairy products, and meal solutions for retailers, convenience stores, and e-commerce channels under the LowLow, Cheestrings, Dairygold, Charleville, Denny, Galtee, Richmond, Wall's, Mattessons, Fire & Smoke, and Yollies brand names. It also produces retail private label products, such as chilled and frozen ready meals, cooked meats, and cheese and dairy products. In addition, the company is involved in the agri business. Kerry Group plc was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland.

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