NIPPON YUSEN KA/S (OTCMKTS:NPNYY) and AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR (OTCMKTS:ACGBY) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for NIPPON YUSEN KA/S and AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

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Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NIPPON YUSEN KA/S and AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NIPPON YUSEN KA/S $19.71 billion 0.14 $189.82 million N/A N/A
AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR $130.38 billion 1.11 $30.64 billion N/A N/A

AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than NIPPON YUSEN KA/S.


This table compares NIPPON YUSEN KA/S and AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NIPPON YUSEN KA/S -0.27% -4.74% -1.31%

Volatility & Risk

NIPPON YUSEN KA/S has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.


NIPPON YUSEN KA/S pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of NIPPON YUSEN KA/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


AGRICULTURAL BK/ADR beats NIPPON YUSEN KA/S on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

NIPPON YUSEN KA/S Company Profile

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha provides ocean, land, and air transportation services worldwide. It operates through Global Logistics, Bulk Shipping, and Others segments. The company offers various logistics services, including liner trading services, such as container shipping, and terminal and stevedoring services for containerships, car carriers, and cruise ships; and air cargo transportation services. It is also involved in the bulk shipping business comprising car transportation, car terminals development, and inland transportation networks construction; dry bulk transportation of freight that include iron ore, coal, and wood-chips; liquid transportation activities, which comprise crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, and liquefied natural gas for petroleum, petrochemical, and energy companies; and upstream areas of the supply chain for oil and natural gas. In addition, the company operates Asuka II, a luxury cruise ship; and manages commercial and residential buildings, as well as researches and develops transport systems. Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Agricultural Bank of China Limited provides corporate and retail banking products and services in the Mainland China and internationally. The company operates through Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, and Treasury Operations segments. Its deposit products include demand, call, foreign currency time, foreign currency call, time or demand optional, foreign exchange demand, foreign exchange call, savings, foreign exchange time, agreed-term, and negotiated deposits; and loans comprise housing, consumer, business, fixed asset, working capital, real estate, and entrusted syndicated loans, as well as trade finances, guarantees and commitments, and loans with custody of export rebates accounts. The company also provides credit card, debit card, payment and settlement, private banking, cash management, investment banking, custody, financial market, and financial institution services, as well as trading and wealth management services. In addition, it offers agro-related personal and corporate banking products and services; personal and online, telephone, mobile, self-service, and SMS banking services; financial leasing services; and life, health, and accident insurance, as well as reinsurance products. As of December 31, 2018, the company had 23,381 branches in China; and 13 overseas branches and 4 overseas representative offices. Agricultural Bank of China Limited was founded in 1951 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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