Orion Oyj (OTCMKTS:ORINY) and DENSO (OTCMKTS:DNZOY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.


This table compares Orion Oyj and DENSO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orion Oyj 21.81% 30.83% 21.26%
DENSO -2.32% -2.94% -1.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of DENSO shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Orion Oyj has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DENSO has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Orion Oyj and DENSO, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orion Oyj 0 0 0 0 N/A
DENSO 0 1 1 1 3.00


Orion Oyj pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. DENSO pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Orion Oyj pays out 65.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. DENSO pays out 125.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Orion Oyj is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Orion Oyj and DENSO’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orion Oyj $1.18 billion 4.92 $224.45 million $0.80 25.64
DENSO $47.41 billion 1.08 $626.51 million $0.40 80.90

DENSO has higher revenue and earnings than Orion Oyj. Orion Oyj is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DENSO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Orion Oyj beats DENSO on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orion Oyj

Orion Oyj develops, manufactures, and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in Finland, Scandinavia, other European countries, North America, and internationally. It provides prescription drugs and self-care products, including Nubeqa for the treatment of prostate cancer; dexdor and Precedex for intensive care sedative; Stalevo and Comtess/Comtan for Parkinson's disease; Simdax for acute decompensated heart failure; and Fareston for breast cancer, as well as Salmeterol/fluticasone Easyhaler, Budesonide/formoterol Easyhaler, Formoterol Easyhaler, Budesonide Easyhaler, Beclomet Easyhaler, and Buventol Easyhaler for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company also offers veterinary drugs; and APIs for generic and proprietary drugs, as well as provides contract manufacturing services. In addition, it markets and sells veterinary drugs manufactured by other international companies. The company has a collaboration with Nanoform to apply Nanoform's CESS technology to new chemical entities. It serves various healthcare service providers and professionals, such as specialist and general practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacies, hospitals, healthcare centers, clinics, and laboratories. Orion Oyj has partnership with Propeller Health to connect the Easyhaler(R) line of inhalers for asthma and COPD to Propeller's digital medicine platform. Orion Oyj is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.


DENSO Corporation manufactures and sells automotive components in Japan. It offers HVAC units, condensers, radiators, water-cooled intercoolers, and bus air conditioners; gasoline and diesel engine management systems, and engine-related products comprising gasoline direct injectors, high pressure pumps, variable cam timing systems, exhaust gas sensors, common rail systems, and spark plugs; and oil pressure control valves. The company also provides hybrid and electric car drive systems, power supply and related products, and starting system parts, such as alternators and starters; electric power steering motors, control brake motors, and electric control units (ECUs); windshield wiper systems, power window motors, engine control motors, and blower fans; motor generators and lithium-ion battery packs; cockpit products, such as humanÂ-machine interface control units, meters, head-up displays, air-conditioning panels, and driver status monitors; and connected products and services, including telematics control units, electronic toll collection 2.0 on-board devices, and road-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices. In addition, it offers electronic systems, services, and platforms; vision sensors, millimeter-wave radar sensors, sonar sensors, driving-support ECUs, and sensors and ECUs for airbags; electronics products, including powertrain and body ECUs; retrofitted products, such as acceleration control devices; and microelectronic devices comprising power cards, semiconductor sensors, and application specific integrated circuit. Further, the company provides automated modules, vertical articulated and collaborative robots, IoT data servers, barcode and 2D handy terminals, and QR and RFID payment and recognition solutions. Additionally, it offers consulting and cloud services for horticultural facilities, as well as after-sale services; and in-vehicle refrigeration units. DENSO Corporation was founded in 1949 and is based in Kariya, Japan.

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