DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:DNLMY) and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:SHMUY) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

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This table compares DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR 5.23% 12.25% 4.58%

Risk and Volatility

DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.


DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SHIMIZU CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SHIMIZU CORP/ADR pays out 8.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR and SHIMIZU CORP/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR $1.41 billion 1.57 $98.73 million $0.54 20.37
SHIMIZU CORP/ADR $13.72 billion 0.50 $766.76 million $3.91 8.89

SHIMIZU CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR. SHIMIZU CORP/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


SHIMIZU CORP/ADR beats DUNELM GRP PLC/ADR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Dunelm Group plc engages in the retail of homewares in the United Kingdom. The company offers furniture for bedroom, living room, dining room, and office; sofas and chairs; bed frames, mattresses, beds, and headboards, as well as kids beds; and bedding products, such as bed linens, duvets, pillows, protectors, and baby and kids beddings. It also provides curtains, poles and tracks, and curtain accessories; blinds; rugs, runners, and door mats; cushions and throws, mirrors, pictures and frames, wallpapers, and accessories; lighting products, including ceiling and wall lights, lamp shades, floor and table lamps, and outdoor lights; and kitchen products, such as cooking, dining, utility, and storage products, as well as electricals. In addition, the company offers towels and bathmats, bathroom accessories, and bathroom furniture; nursery products and kids accessories; and garden furniture, chimineas and heaters, sheds and storage products, garden furniture covers, and garden décor products. As of September 12, 2018, the company operated 172 stores, including 169 out-of-town superstores; and 3 stores located in high streets, as well as online stores. Dunelm Group plc was founded in 1979 and is based in Syston, the United Kingdom.


Shimizu Corporation engages in building contracting, civil engineering, machinery, and other construction works Japan. It also involved in the research, planning, study, evaluation, diagnosis, soil analysis, surveying, design, supervision, management, and consultancy related to regional, urban, ocean, space, resources, and energy developments, as well as construction works and environment improvements; purchase, sale, letting, brokerage, management, appraisal, and consultancy of real estate. In addition, the company constructs, lets, and sells residential houses and other buildings; plans, constructs, possesses, maintains, and operates public office buildings, roads, harbors, airports, and parks, as well as educational and cultural, medical and welfare, and water supply and sewerage facilities; generates and supplies electricity and heat; undertakes purification works; collects, disposes, and reutilizes waste; and designs, installs, leases, sells, and maintains information communication and building management systems. Further, it engages in the cultivation, production, sale, and consultancy of agricultural produce and seafood, and forestry work; maintenance and upkeep, security, and cleaning of buildings, equipment, and machinery; and design, manufacture, sale, lease, and brokerage of construction machinery and materials, concrete and wooden products, furniture, and interior fittings. Additionally, the company offers industrial property, copyrights, and computer software; pharmaceuticals, medical care materials, and medical machinery and equipment; and advertisement, publication, printing, images and other information media, business event, inland transportation, warehouse, distribution center, insurance agency, manpower supply, loan, guarantee, and factoring services. It also engages in the management and consultancy of sporting, hotel, restaurant, nursing, and resort facilities. The company was founded in 1804 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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