Comparison of Nippon Paint (OTCMKTS: NPCPF) and Morgan Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS: MCRUF)

Nippon Paint (OTCMKTS:NPCPF – Get Rating) and Morgan Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS:MCRUF – Get Rating) are both construction companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations for Nippon Paint and Morgan Advanced Materials, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Japanese painting 0 0 0 0 N / A
Morgan Advanced Materials 0 0 2 0 3.00

Volatility and risk

Nippon Paint has a beta of 1.33, suggesting its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Morgan Advanced Materials has a beta of 0.49, suggesting its stock price is 51 % less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Nippon Paint and Morgan Advanced Materials.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Japanese painting 6.77% 7.10% 3.47%
Morgan Advanced Materials N / A N / A N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Nippon Paint and Morgan Advanced Materials.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Japanese painting $9.10 billion 2.09 $614.89 million $0.28 29.17
Morgan Advanced Materials $1.17 billion 0.85 -$28.89 million N / A N / A

Nippon Paint has higher revenue and profit than Morgan Advanced Materials.


Nippon Paint beats Morgan Advanced Materials on 7 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.

Morgan Advanced Materials Company Profile (Get a rating)

Morgan Advanced Materials plc operates as a materials science and applications engineering company primarily in the UK. It offers high temperature insulating fibers, microporous products, refractory bricks and insulating refractory bricks, monolithic products, heat shields, fired refractory forms and insulating structural blocks; crucibles, foundry products and ranges of furnaces for furnace industries; and seals and bearings, as well as general pump components, such as shafts, vanes, rotors and washers. The company also provides carbon brushes and commutators, brush holders, power slip rings, terminal blocks, diagnostic equipment, carbon current collection strips, shaft grounding rings and linear transfer systems. Additionally, the company offers components, ceramic cores, ceramic-to-metal brazed/metallized assemblies, and mass spectrometry components; and wax injection, ceramic injection molded products, extruded products, laser, machinable glass ceramics, semiconductors and zirconia, as well as tubing, laboratory porcelain products and furnace furniture under the Haldenwanger name. The company serves customers in the industrial, transportation, petrochemical and chemical, energy, semiconductor and electronics, health, security and defense markets. It also operates in the United States, China, Germany, France, other Asian countries, Australasia, Middle East and Africa, other European countries, other American countries North and South America. The company was formerly known as The Morgan Crucible Company plc and changed its name to Morgan Advanced Materials plc in March 2013. Morgan Advanced Materials plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Windsor, UK.

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