KERRY Grp PLC/S (OTCMKTS:KRYAY) and AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR (OTCMKTS:AMADY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares KERRY Grp PLC/S and AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KERRY Grp PLC/S $7.24 billion 2.54 $665.18 million N/A N/A
AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR $5.72 billion 6.12 $1.13 billion $3.00 26.58

AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than KERRY Grp PLC/S.

Risk & Volatility

KERRY Grp PLC/S has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares KERRY Grp PLC/S and AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR 21.68% 42.21% 14.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for KERRY Grp PLC/S and AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KERRY Grp PLC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00


KERRY Grp PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of KERRY Grp PLC/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


AMADEUS IT Hldg/ADR beats KERRY Grp PLC/S on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kerry Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and delivers technology based taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Taste & Nutrition and Consumer Foods. The Taste & Nutrition segment manufactures and distributes a portfolio of functional ingredients and actives; and offers taste and nutrition technologies, systems, and solutions. The Consumer Foods segment manufactures and supplies added value branded and consumer branded chilled foods primarily to the Irish and the United Kingdom markets. This segment offers meat and savory products, dairy products, and meal solutions for retailers, convenience stores, and e-commerce channels under the LowLow, Cheestrings, Dairygold, Charleville, Denny, Galtee, Richmond, Wall's, Mattessons, Fire & Smoke, and Yollies brand names. It also produces retail private label products, such as chilled and frozen ready meals, cooked meats, and cheese and dairy products. In addition, the company is involved in the agri business. Kerry Group plc was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland.


Amadeus IT Group, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a transaction processor for the travel and tourism industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Distribution and IT Solutions. The company acts as an international network providing real-time search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services. It also offers travel providers a portfolio of technology solutions, which automate certain mission-critical business processes and strategic operations, such as sales and reservations, inventory management, and other operational processes. In addition, the company provides software development, regional support, and data processing services, as well as engages in shareholding, e-commerce, and financial activities. It serves providers of travel products and services, such as airlines, airports, hotels, tour operators, insurance companies, land and sea transport companies, travel sellers and brokers, travel buyers, ground handlers, rail operators, car rental companies, and cruise and ferry lines. The company was formerly known as Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. and changed its name to Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in August 2016. Amadeus IT Group, S.A. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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