Edify Acquisition (NASDAQ:EAC – Get Free Report) and West Japan Railway (OTCMKTS:WJRYY – Get Free Report) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
17.0% of Edify Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 80.4% of Edify Acquisition shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Edify Acquisition and West Japan Railway’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Edify Acquisition||N/A||N/A||$11.12 million||N/A||N/A|
|West Japan Railway||$10.33 billion||N/A||$655.11 million||$1.90||23.50|
Volatility & Risk
Edify Acquisition has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, West Japan Railway has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Edify Acquisition and West Japan Railway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|West Japan Railway||4.30%||6.08%||1.86%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Edify Acquisition and West Japan Railway, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|West Japan Railway||0||0||1||0||3.00|
West Japan Railway beats Edify Acquisition on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Edify Acquisition
Edify Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Edify Acquisition Corp. was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.
About West Japan Railway
West Japan Railway Company provides railway transport services in Japan. The company operates through Mobility, Retail, Real Estate, Travel and Regional Solutions, and Other segments. The Mobility segment provides passenger transportation, station operation and management, cleaning and maintenance, construction, machinery and equipment installation, rolling stock and other facility construction services, as well as engages in the railway operations and electric works. The Retail segment sells goods; offers food and other wholesale operation services; and operates department stores. The Real Estate segment sells and leases real estate properties, as well as operates shopping centers and hotels. The Travel and Regional Solutions segment provides travel agency and regional solutions. The Other segment engages in the advertising and other businesses. The company is also involved in the operation of convenience stores, restaurants, and souvenir shops; and provision of credit cards and electronic money services. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Osaka, Japan.
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