ASSA ABLOY AB/S (OTCMKTS:ASAZY) and DAIWA SEC GRP I/S (OTCMKTS:DSEEY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.


ASSA ABLOY AB/S pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. DAIWA SEC GRP I/S pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. ASSA ABLOY AB/S pays out 27.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

ASSA ABLOY AB/S has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DAIWA SEC GRP I/S has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ASSA ABLOY AB/S and DAIWA SEC GRP I/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASSA ABLOY AB/S $9.68 billion 2.45 $316.87 million $0.47 22.65
DAIWA SEC GRP I/S $6.50 billion N/A $575.72 million N/A N/A

DAIWA SEC GRP I/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ASSA ABLOY AB/S.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for ASSA ABLOY AB/S and DAIWA SEC GRP I/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASSA ABLOY AB/S 1 1 1 0 2.00


This table compares ASSA ABLOY AB/S and DAIWA SEC GRP I/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASSA ABLOY AB/S 4.35% 17.80% 8.45%
DAIWA SEC GRP I/S 14.53% 7.04% 0.45%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ASSA ABLOY AB/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


ASSA ABLOY AB/S beats DAIWA SEC GRP I/S on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


ASSA ABLOY AB (publ) provides door opening products, solutions, and services for the institutional, commercial, and consumer markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Oceania. The company offers mechanical and electromechanical locks, digital door locks, cylinders, door fittings, security doors, door frames, industrial high-security fencings and gates, and fire doors, as well as hardware products. It also provides secure identity solutions primarily in identity and access management, and contactless identification technology solutions to companies, and government and state institutions, as well as healthcare, education, and financial industries; and access solutions for hotels, cruise ships, student accommodations, and elderly care facilities. In addition, the company offers entrance automation products, services, and components, such as automatic swing, sliding, and revolving doors; industrial doors; garage doors; high-performance doors; docking solutions; hangar doors; gate automation products; and components for overhead sectional doors and sensors. ASSA ABLOY AB (publ) provides its products primarily under the ASSA ABLOY, Yale, HID, ABLOY, and Entrematic brands. The company sells its products through security systems integrators, locksmiths, security installers, building and lock wholesalers, retailers, home improvement stores, hardware and security stores, OEMs, and door and window manufacturers. ASSA ABLOY AB (publ) was founded in 1994 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.


Daiwa Securities Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, primarily operates as a securities broker-dealer in Japan and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Retail, Wholesale, Asset management, and Investment. It provides services, such as brokerage, trading, underwriting, strategic advice, product development, and structured finance. The Retail segment offers online and telephone-based securities-related services through a network of 154 branches and sales offices, as well as non-face-to-face channels comprising the Internet and call centers. The wholesale segment provides sales and trading services of equities, bonds, foreign exchange, and derivative products to customers, including institutional investors and corporations; and underwriting services for equities and bonds, initial public offerings, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The Asset Management segment establishes and manages investment trusts primarily for individual investors and financial institutions; offers investment advisory services to pension funds and other institutional investors; and manages assets. The Investment segment is involved in venture, private equity, corporate loan, and energy investment activities. The company also provides research and consulting, information systems, banking, and other support services, as well as investment management, and advisory and agency services; and lends and borrows real estate properties. The company was formerly known as Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. and changed its name to Daiwa Securities Group Inc. in 1999. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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