Head to Head Analysis: China Shenhua Energy (OTCMKTS:CSUAY) versus Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHD)

China Shenhua Energy (OTCMKTS:CSUAY) and Croda International (OTCMKTS:COIHD) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.


This table compares China Shenhua Energy and Croda International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Shenhua Energy 17.35% 10.49% 7.55%
Croda International N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China Shenhua Energy and Croda International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Shenhua Energy $39.91 billion 1.00 $6.67 billion $1.34 5.99
Croda International $1.85 billion 0.00 $331.56 million $1.29 N/A

China Shenhua Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Croda International. Croda International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than China Shenhua Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

China Shenhua Energy has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Croda International has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for China Shenhua Energy and Croda International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Shenhua Energy 1 0 0 0 1.00
Croda International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of China Shenhua Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Croda International shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


China Shenhua Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Croda International pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share. China Shenhua Energy pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Croda International pays out 45.0% 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. China Shenhua Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


China Shenhua Energy beats Croda International on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Shenhua Energy

China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in coal, power, railway, port, shipping, and coal chemical businesses in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company's Coal segment produces coal from surface and underground mines; and sells coal to power plants, metallurgical and coal chemical producers, and provincial/regional electric grid companies. As of December 31, 2018, this segment had the recoverable coal reserves of 14.95 billion tones. Its Power segment generates and sells electric power to power grid companies. This segment generates electric power through coal, thermal, wind, water, and gas. The company's Railway segment provides railway transportation services. Its Port segment offers loading, transportation, and storage services. The company's Shipping segment provides shipment transportation services. Its Coal Chemical segment produces and sells methanol; and polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as other by-products. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Beijing, China. China Shenhua Energy Company Limited is a subsidiary of Shenhua Group Corporation Limited.

About Croda International

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries. The company also provides specialty ingredients for self-tanning, color cosmetics, bath and shower, deodorants, anti-perspirants, depilatories, men's grooming, and oral hygiene, as well as skin, hair, sun, body, and baby care applications; construction chemicals, and bitumen additives; dietary supplements; and advanced materials, and polymer additives for electronics and devices. In addition, it provides chemistries, emulsifiers, fuel and power generation additives, and polymer additives; food additives; specialty polymer additives for furniture and wood applications; household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products; lubricants; oleochemicals; and packaging, print, and paper chemicals. Further, it provides paints and coatings; active pharmaceutical ingredients; thermal management products; plastic and rubber products for food packaging, carrier bags and toys, car bumpers, mobile phones, and home appliances; skin health products; hygiene and industrial nonwovens, botanical extracts, tissues, and textile auxiliaries; and water treatment chemicals. Additionally, the company offers bio-based phase change materials for automotive, building and construction, electronics and devices, and thermal energy storage applications. Croda International Plc was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.

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