Financial review of Nippon Paint (OTCMKTS: NPCPF) and Sumitomo Chemical (OTCMKTS: SOMMY)


Japanese painting (OTCMKTS: NPCPFGet a rating) and Sumitomo Chemical (OCMKTS: SOMMYGet a rating) are both construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Nippon Paint has a beta of 1.34, meaning its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sumitomo Chemical has a beta of 0.87, meaning its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current Nippon Paint and Sumitomo Chemical ratings, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Japanese painting 0 0 0 0 N / A
Sumitomo Chemicals 0 1 0 0 2.00


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Nippon Paint and Sumitomo Chemical.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Japanese painting 6.46% 6.83% 3.28%
Sumitomo Chemicals 7.48% 10.20% 3.79%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Nippon Paint and Sumitomo Chemical.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Japanese painting $9.10 billion 2.04 $614.89 million N / A N / A
Sumitomo Chemicals $22.59 billion 0.30 $1.32 billion $4.06 5.12

Sumitomo Chemical has higher revenue and profit than Nippon Paint.


Sumitomo Chemical beats Nippon Paint on 5 out of 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nippon Paint Company Profile (Get a rating)

Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. is active in the paint and fine chemicals sectors. The company offers automotive coatings, including paints for use in bumpers and plastic components; paints for commercial use for houses, buildings and bridges; and industrial coatings which are used in a range of products including construction and agricultural machinery, exterior building materials, office equipment and home appliances. It also provides marine coatings, such as anti-fouling paints to save fuel; and paints for automotive refinishing, DIY and floor markings. Additionally, the company offers surface treatment products including hydrophilic surface treatment and environment-friendly surface treatment agents; and fine products that include functional interlayer coatings, as well as display film coatings. It is present in Japan, Asia, the Americas, Oceania and internationally. The company was previously known as Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. in October 2014. Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Sumitomo Chemical Company Profile (Get a rating)

Sumitomo Chemical logoSumitomo Chemical Company, Limited is engaged in petrochemicals and plastics, energy and functional materials, computer-related chemicals, health and crop sciences, pharmaceuticals and other businesses worldwide . Its Petrochemicals and Plastics segment offers synthetic resins, such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polymethyl methacrylate resins; raw materials for synthetic fibres; and various industrial chemicals. The Company’s Energy & Functional Materials segment provides alumina and aluminum products used for energy products; polymer additives and chemicals for rubber; synthetic rubber for tires, shoes, building materials and other applications; and engineering plastics and lithium-ion secondary battery materials for use in next-generation electronics and vehicles. Its Computer Related Chemicals segment provides polarizing films, touch screen sensor panels and color resins for LC and OLED displays; high purity photoresists and chemicals for the semiconductor manufacturing process; and composite semiconductor materials for antenna switches and other components of communication terminal equipment. The Company’s Health & Crop Sciences segment offers crop protection chemicals, fertilizers, feed additives and household insecticides; active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates; and products to control infectious diseases. Its Pharmaceuticals segment provides prescription pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. The Company’s Others segment provides electric power and steam; designs, builds and oversees chemical plants; provides transportation and warehousing services; and performs analyzes of physical and environmental properties. He has collaborated with Ginkgo Bioworks ad Sumitomo Chemical to develop bio-based chemicals. Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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