MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:MONOY) and ANDRITZ AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:ADRZY) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.


This table compares MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR and ANDRITZ AG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 9.26% 36.65% 20.49%
ANDRITZ AG/ADR 3.96% 18.55% 3.79%


MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. ANDRITZ AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ANDRITZ AG/ADR pays out 41.4% 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.

Risk and Volatility

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ANDRITZ AG/ADR has a beta of -0.69, meaning that its share price is 169% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR and ANDRITZ AG/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR $788.06 million 6.19 $75.48 million $0.31 62.81
ANDRITZ AG/ADR $6.65 billion 0.78 $297.23 million $0.58 17.16

ANDRITZ AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR. ANDRITZ AG/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR and ANDRITZ AG/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A


MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR beats ANDRITZ AG/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


MonotaRO Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, imports and sells MRO products in Japan and internationally. It offers products in various categories, such as safety and health protection equipment/signs, logistics/packing goods, office tapes and cleaning supplies, cutting tools/abrasive materials, measurement/surveying equipment, work tools/electric/pneumatic tools, spray oil grease/ adhesion repair/welding supplies, pneumatic equipment/hydraulic equipment/hoses, and bearings/machine parts/casters. The company also provides electrical materials/control equipment/solder ESD protection equipment; building hardware, building materials, and painting interior goods; air conditioning electrical installation/pump/piping, water circulation equipment; screws, bolts, nails, and materials; automotive/truck equipment; bike and bicycle accessories; scientific research and development articles; kitchen equipment; agricultural materials and garden products; and medical/nursing care products. It serves manufacturing, automobile maintenance, and construction industries. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. also offers its products online. The company was formerly known as Sumisho Grainger Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MonotaRO Co., Ltd. in 2006. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Amagasaki, Japan.


Andritz AG provides plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, pulp and paper industry, metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. It operates through four segments: Hydro, Pulp & Paper, Metals, and Separation. The Hydro segment supplies electromechanical equipment, such as turbines and generators; and pumps for water transport and irrigation of agricultural land, and applications in various industries, as well as turbogenerators for thermal power plants. The Pulp & Paper segment provides equipment, systems, and services for the production of various types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard; modernization, rebuilding, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop, maintenance, and machine relocation and second-hand equipment services; and biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards, as well as recycling plants. The Metals segment offers lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, and non-ferrous metal comprising equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for regeneration of pickling acids. This segment also provides presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the metalworking industry, as well as furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries. The Separation segment offers technologies and services for solid/liquid separation, including centrifuges, filters, drying plants, screens, thickeners, separators, transportation systems, and technologies and services for the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. Andritz AG operates primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. Andritz AG was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Graz, Austria.

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