Analyzing SECOM LTD/ADR (SOMLY) and Air China (AIRYY)

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SECOM LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:SOMLY) and Air China (OTCMKTS:AIRYY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of SECOM LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

SECOM LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Air China has a beta of 1.86, suggesting that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares SECOM LTD/ADR and Air China’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SECOM LTD/ADR 9.21% 8.60% 5.22%
Air China N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SECOM LTD/ADR and Air China’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SECOM LTD/ADR $8.76 billion 2.08 $911.53 million $0.90 23.17
Air China $18.36 billion 0.25 $1.07 billion N/A N/A

Air China has higher revenue and earnings than SECOM LTD/ADR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for SECOM LTD/ADR and Air China, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Air China 1 2 3 0 2.33


SECOM LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Air China pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. SECOM LTD/ADR pays out 25.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Air China beats SECOM LTD/ADR on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

SECOM LTD/ADR Company Profile

SECOM CO., LTD. provides security services in Japan and internationally. The company provides online security; remote imaging security; and building management systems for condominiums and apartments, shops, offices, warehouses, factories, and other commercial and industrial establishments, as well as financial institutions; emergency medical alert system for seniors; large-scale proprietary; and camera systems. It also offers automatic fire alarm, environmental monitoring systems, and fire and smoke control systems; foam, dry chemical, and inert gas fire extinguishing systems, as well as fire sprinklers; inspection, maintenance, and repair services; and parking lot control systems, as well as assembles and sells printed circuit boards. In addition, the company provides pharmaceutical and home nursing services, and consulting and support services for physicians; caregivers to assist with personal hygiene and other daily activities; housekeeping services; electronic medical report system for home medical care; remote image diagnosis support services; robots that enable people with impaired upper body mobility to eat with minimal assistance; residences for seniors; and health care club services. Further, it offers fire, cancer treatment, and automobile insurance products, as well as hospital referrals and treatment related consulting services; geographic information services; and data center, disaster response, information security, and cloud-based services. Additionally, the company develops and sells condominiums and suites; leases and manages real estate properties; sells security, medical, water-treatment, and air-conditioning equipment; operates PFI correctional facilities, pharmacies, and restaurants and shops at medical facilities; and offers electrical engineering, employment agency, general office, credit, printing, software development, lifestyle support, and car maintenance services. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Air China Company Profile

Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides air passenger, air cargo, and airline-related services in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through Airline Operations and Other Operations segments. The Airline Operations segment offers air passenger and air cargo services. The Other Operations segment provides aircraft engineering, air catering, airport ground handling, and other airline-related services. The company is also involved in import and export trading activities; and the provision of cabin, air ticketing, human resources, aircraft overhaul and maintenance, and financial services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of 655 aircraft. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Air China Limited is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Company.

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