Financial analysis of Brambles (OTCMKTS: BXBLY) and KDDI (OTCMKTS: KDDIY)

Brambles (OTCMKTS:BXBLY – Get Rating) and KDDI (OTCMKTS:KDDIY – Get Rating) are both large-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Brambles and KDDI, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Brambles 2 0 1 0 1.67
KDDIName 1 3 0 0 1.75

Risk and Volatility

Brambles has a beta of 1.02, indicating its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, KDDI has a beta of -0.02, indicating its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Brambles and KDDI.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Brambles N / A N / A N / A
KDDIName 12.12% 12.41% 6.27%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Brambles and KDDI.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Brambles $5.21 billion 2.12 $526.10 million N / A N / A
KDDIName $49.94 billion 1.52 $6.12 billion $1.33 12:42 p.m.

KDDI has higher revenues and profits than Brambles.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Brambles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of KDDI shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Brambles pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. KDDI pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. KDDI pays 28.6% of its profits as a dividend.


KDDI beats Brambles on 7 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brambles (Get a rating)

Brambles Limited operates as a supply chain logistics company. The company operates through CHEP in North America and Latin America; CHEP Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; and CHEP Australia, New Zealand and Asia, excluding Indian segments. It is committed to pooling load unit equipment and associated services, favoring the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. The company serves customers in the consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. Brambles Limited was founded in 1875 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

About KDDI (Get a rating)

KDDI Corporation provides telecommunications services in Japan and internationally. It operates in two segments, personal services and business services. The Personal Services segment offers smartphones, cell phones and other mobile communication services, as well as landline services under the Hikari brand; MVNO services; mobile services under the au brand; and voice communications, data transmission, FTTH services and CATV services. It also provides smartphone-centric payment, financial and other services through the gateway to PAY; at HOME, an IoT service that monitors pets using sensors and cameras; to Denki to save energy; AEON, an English conversation school. The Business Services segment offers data center services to businesses under the TELEHOUSE brand; and various solutions for network and cloud services, smartphones and other devices. It is also involved in the provision of broadcast, wireless broadband, mail order, IT support, call center and temporary staffing services; and support for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of communications equipment and submarine cables. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sarah J. Greer