Intertape Polymer Group (OTCMKTS:ITPOF) and NIKON CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:NINOY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of NIKON CORP/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Intertape Polymer Group and NIKON CORP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
Intertape Polymer Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. NIKON CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. NIKON CORP/ADR pays out 16.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Intertape Polymer Group and NIKON CORP/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
NIKON CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Intertape Polymer Group.
Risk and Volatility
Intertape Polymer Group has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NIKON CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Intertape Polymer Group and NIKON CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
NIKON CORP/ADR beats Intertape Polymer Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Intertape Polymer Group Company Profile
Intertape Polymer Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the packaging industry in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It develops, manufactures, and sells various paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. The company offers taping solutions comprise hot melt carton sealing, double-coated, filament and mop, foil, flat back, duct, electronic/electrical, natural rubber carton sealing, masking, polyethylene, water-activated, and acrylic carton sealing tapes, as well as reinforced filament and reinforced filament tapes. It also provides flexible intermediate bulk containers; membrane structure and geomembrane fabrics; stretch and shrink films; tape dispensers; fabrics; stencils; air pillows; house wraps/flashings; retail and specialty products; lumber wraps; carton sealing machines; and roof underlayment. It provides market solutions to the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and building and construction applications. In addition, the company engages in financing business. It sells its products to a range of industry/specialty distributors, retail stores, and end-users in various industries. Intertape Polymer Group Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Montreal, Canada.
NIKON CORP/ADR Company Profile
Nikon Corporation manufactures and sells optical instruments in Japan and internationally. It operates through three segments: Imaging Products Business, Precision Equipment Business, and Healthcare Business. The Imaging Products Business segment develops, manufacture, sells and service of digital camerasinterchangeable lens type, interchangeable lenses and compact digital cameras, and other products. The Precision Equipment Business segment develops, manufacture, sells and service of FPD lithography systems for the production of LCD and organic light-emitting diode panels; and semiconductor lithography systems for the production of semiconductors used primarily in electronics. The Healthcare Business segment develops, manufactures, sells, and services biological microscopes, cell culture observation systems, ultra-wide field retinal imaging devices, etc. This segment also engages in the regenerative medicine contract manufacturing business. The company is also involved in the development, manufacturing, sale, and service of industrial microscopes, measuring instruments, X-ray/CT inspection systems, metrology systems, and surveying instruments' and customized products, glass, encoders, and ophthalmic lenses businesses, as well as sale of photomask substrates for FPD and optical materials.Nikon Corporation has a strategic alliance with Verily Life Sciences LLC in the field of machine learning-enabled retinal imaging. The company was formerly known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. and changed its name to Nikon Corporation in 1988. Nikon Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.