Financial Comparison: Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHY) versus IDEX Biometrics ASA (OTCMKTS:IDXAF)

Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHYGet Free Report) and IDEX Biometrics ASA (OTCMKTS:IDXAFGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Croda International and IDEX Biometrics ASA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Croda International 0 2 0 0 2.00
IDEX Biometrics ASA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Croda International has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDEX Biometrics ASA has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Croda International and IDEX Biometrics ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Croda International N/A N/A N/A
IDEX Biometrics ASA -819.01% -142.69% -120.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Croda International and IDEX Biometrics ASA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Croda International $2.58 billion 3.31 $803.12 million N/A N/A
IDEX Biometrics ASA $4.09 million 14.26 -$32.66 million N/A N/A

Croda International has higher revenue and earnings than IDEX Biometrics ASA.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Croda International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of IDEX Biometrics ASA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Croda International beats IDEX Biometrics ASA on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Croda International

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Croda International Plc engages in fragrances, flavours, and seed enhancement businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. It operates through Consumer Care, Life Sciences, and Industrial Specialties segments. The company offers fabric care, hard surface cleaning, air care and dishwashing, bio-based, beauty, and personal care related products. In addition, it provides fragrance and home care products. Further, the company offers biologics drug delivery, adjuvant systems, small molecule, protein, and nucleic acid delivery related products, as well as purity materials for pharmaceutical formulations. Additionally, it engages in crop quality, yield, shelf life, and biostimulant chemistry process. Furthermore, the company provides seed enhancement related solutions. The company was incorporated in 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.

About IDEX Biometrics ASA

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IDEX Biometrics ASA, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells fingerprint authentication solutions in Norway, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company's fingerprint authentication solutions are used primarily in contactless financial payment, access control, and smart cards, as well as card-based devices for the storage of digital currencies. It primarily serves manufacturers of smart cards for financial payment applications and biometric payment card markets. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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