EDENRED S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:EDNMY) and BK CHINA LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:BACHY) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of EDENRED S A/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of BK CHINA LTD/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for EDENRED S A/ADR and BK CHINA LTD/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EDENRED S A/ADR 0 2 2 0 2.50
BK CHINA LTD/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EDENRED S A/ADR and BK CHINA LTD/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EDENRED S A/ADR $1.82 billion 5.80 $349.44 million N/A N/A
BK CHINA LTD/ADR $87.67 billion 1.24 $19.39 billion $1.58 5.82

BK CHINA LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than EDENRED S A/ADR.


This table compares EDENRED S A/ADR and BK CHINA LTD/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BK CHINA LTD/ADR 22.13% 9.73% 0.83%


EDENRED S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. BK CHINA LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. BK CHINA LTD/ADR pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

EDENRED S A/ADR has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BK CHINA LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

EDENRED S A/ADR Company Profile

Edenred SA provides transactional solutions for companies, employees, and merchants worldwide. It offers employee benefit solutions, including Ticket Restaurant, Ticket Alimentación, Ticket Plus, Nutrisavings, etc.; and fleet and mobility solutions, such as Ticket Log, Ticket Car, UTA, Ticket Empresarial, etc. The company also provides complementary solutions comprising corporate payment solutions that enhance the management of inter-company cash flows made through checks or transfers; PrePay solutions; incentives and rewards programs, including Ticket Compliments and Ticket Kadéos; and public social programs. Its solutions are used in various areas, such as meals, food, fuel, business travel, childcare, shopping, transportation, healthcare, training, and human services, as well as purchases of environmentally-friendly products. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Malakoff, France.

BK CHINA LTD/ADR Company Profile

Bank of China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of banking and related financial services in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates in six segments: Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, Treasury Operations, Investment Banking, Insurance, and Other Operations. The Corporate Banking segment offers current accounts, deposits, overdrafts, loans, trade-related products and other credit facilities, foreign exchange, derivatives, and wealth management products to corporate customers, government authorities, and financial institutions. The Personal Banking segment provides savings deposits, personal loans, credit and debit cards, payments and settlements, wealth management products, and funds and insurance agency services to retail customers. The Treasury Operations segment is involved in the foreign exchange transactions, customer-based interest rate and foreign exchange derivative transactions, money market transactions, proprietary trading, and asset and liability management. The Investment Banking segment offers debt and equity underwriting, financial advisory, stock brokerage, investment research and asset management, and private equity investment services, as well as sells and trades in securities. The Insurance segment underwrites general and life insurance products; and provides insurance agency services. As of December 31, 2018, it had a total of 11,741 institutions, which included 11,193 institutions in Chinese mainland; and 548 institutions in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and other countries. The company is also involved in the aircraft leasing business. Bank of China Limited was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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