Analyzing SAMPO OYJ/ADR (SAXPY) and AMS AG/ADR (AMSSY)

SAMPO OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:SAXPY) and AMS AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMSSY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SAMPO OYJ/ADR and AMS AG/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SAMPO OYJ/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00
AMS AG/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of SAMPO OYJ/ADR shares are held 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.

Dividends

SAMPO OYJ/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. AMS AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.17 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SAMPO OYJ/ADR and AMS AG/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SAMPO OYJ/ADR $7.82 billion 3.42 $2.50 billion N/A N/A
AMS AG/ADR $1.20 billion N/A $100.30 million $0.82 29.39

SAMPO OYJ/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than AMS AG/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares SAMPO OYJ/ADR and AMS AG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SAMPO OYJ/ADR N/A 17.06% 4.62%
AMS AG/ADR 11.93% 15.47% 4.93%

Risk & Volatility

SAMPO OYJ/ADR has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMS AG/ADR has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About SAMPO OYJ/ADR

Sampo Oyj, through its subsidiaries, provides life and non-life insurance products and services in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Baltic countries. It operates through If, Topdanmark, Mandatum, and Holding Segments. The company offers life, property, and casualty insurance, as well as wealth management services. It also provides banking service. Sampo Oyj was founded in 1909 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.

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.

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