Halma (HLMAF) vs. Nissan Chemical Industries (NNCHY) Critical Review

Halma (OTCMKTS: HLMAF) and Nissan Chemical Industries (OTCMKTS:NNCHY) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Halma and Nissan Chemical Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Halma N/A N/A N/A
Nissan Chemical Industries 14.21% 16.09% 11.86%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Halma and Nissan Chemical Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Halma 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nissan Chemical Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Nissan Chemical Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Halma does not pay a dividend. Nissan Chemical Industries pays out 15.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Halma has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nissan Chemical Industries has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Halma and Nissan Chemical Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Halma $1.26 billion 5.20 $200.97 million $0.53 32.55
Nissan Chemical Industries $1.67 billion 3.66 $214.13 million $1.45 27.86

Nissan Chemical Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Halma. Nissan Chemical Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Halma, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Nissan Chemical Industries beats Halma on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Halma

Halma plc provides process and infrastructure safety, medical, and environmental and analysis products worldwide. Its Process Safety segment offers safety systems to control hazardous industrial processes and access to dangerous machines; gas detection instruments; pressure management products; key interlocks and interlocking systems; pipeline corrosion monitoring products and systems; and process safety systems. The company's Infrastructure Safety segment provides networked fire detectors and control systems; smoke and heat detectors, sounders, beacons, and interfaces; infrared safety systems and visual systems; solutions for people and vehicle flow; flame detectors, beam smoke detectors, and specialist fire extinguishing systems; automatic fire detection and suppression systems; and electronic security systems and signaling products. Its Medical segment offers mechanical and fluidic components; ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical equipment, and pharmaceutical products; peristaltic, syringe, piston, and gear pumps; miniature valves, micro pumps, and fluid components; real-time location systems; specialized components and fluid transfer subassemblies; diagnostic medical devices; clinical grade non-invasive blood pressure monitoring products and technologies; and lenses as aids to diagnosis and surgery. The company's Environmental & Analysis segment provides mass flow meters and controllers, and pressure controllers; ultraviolet disinfection systems and light water treatment equipment; optical and high temperature metallized fibers; multispectral and digital imaging systems; multi-utility M2M solutions; equipment and software to monitor and analyze water cycle; radiometric and photometric systems and software; spectrometers and spectral sensors; water and environmental analysis equipment; moisture management products; electrochemical sensors; and opto-electronic solutions. Halma plc was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Amersham, the United Kingdom.

About Nissan Chemical Industries

Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. engages in chemicals, performance materials, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and advanced materials and planning businesses in Japan and internationally. Its chemical products include MELAMINE, an adhesive agent; high purity chemicals; AdBlue, a urea solution; FINEOXOCOL, a saturated fatty alcohol and acid; ammonia, sulfuric, and nitric acid; TEPIC, an epoxy compound; Melamine Cyanurate, a flame retardant; Nissan Reishi, a health food; PHOSMEL, a non-halogen flame retardants, phenylphosphonic acid, a surface modifier; and HI-LITE, a chlorinated isocyanulate. The company offers performance materials comprising display, battery, semiconductor, and inorganic materials. It also offers agricultural chemicals, such as herbicides; insecticides; fungicide; and active ingredients for veterinary pharmaceuticals; GREATAM and PULSOR for sheath blight disease in rice fields; IKARUGA and BESGREEN for patch disease in lawns; and INPOOL for broadleaf weeds in grass lawns. In addition, the company provides pharmaceutical products, such as LIVALO, an anti-cholesterol agent; LANDEL, an anti-hypertension agent; and FINTE that block calcium channels; and custom manufacturing and process researching services for pharmaceutical ingredients. Further, the company provides advanced materials comprising HYPERTECH, a nucleating agent for electroless plating; ECOPROMOTE, an environmental harmony material; NANOFIBERGEL and prevelex, a life science material; and SUNCONNECT, an optical material. Furthermore, it engages in the landscaping, engineering, fertilizer, plant engineering, environmental analysis, electronic materials, and transportation businesses. The company was formerly known as Dainippon Jinzo Hiryo and changed its name to Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. in 1937. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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