HAYS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:HAYPY) versus Yara International ASA (YARIY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) and HAYS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:HAYPY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are held 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.


This table compares Yara International ASA and HAYS PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yara International ASA 0.82% 4.27% 2.48%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Yara International ASA and HAYS PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yara International ASA 0 0 3 0 3.00
HAYS PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yara International ASA and HAYS PLC/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yara International ASA $12.93 billion 0.89 $159.00 million N/A N/A
HAYS PLC/ADR $7.75 billion 0.38 $223.33 million $1.52 13.28

HAYS PLC/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Yara International ASA.


Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. HAYS PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. HAYS PLC/ADR pays out 17.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HAYS PLC/ADR has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Yara International ASA beats HAYS PLC/ADR on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yara International ASA

Yara International ASA provides environmental and industrial solutions in Norway and internationally. It operates through three segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial, and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment offers nitrogen-based fertilizers, including urea, urea ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, and compound fertilizers that contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as foliar and fertigation solutions through micronutrients. It also sells phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers sourced from third parties, as well as delivers equipment and services to store or handle products. This segment sells its products to distributors, as well as directly to farmers and co-operatives. The Industrial segment develops and sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate, and calcium nitrate for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions, and industrial nitrates. It also provides solution of reagents, technology, and service for NOx abatement for industrial plants, and transport at land and sea. The Production segment produces ammonia, fertilizers, and industrial products. It is also involved in the operation of phosphate mines; trade and shipping of ammonia; and sale of fertilizers. The company also provides logistics services; and operates customer service centers. It provides its products under the YaraBela, YaraLiva, YaraMila, YaraTera, YaraVera, and YaraVita brands. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


Hays plc operates as a recruitment company in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contractor recruitment services, such as qualified, professional, and skilled recruitment to public and private sector. It specializes in offering recruitment services in the areas of accountancy and finance, construction and property, information technology, life sciences, sales and marketing, banking and capital markets, contact centers, education, engineering and manufacturing, executive, financial services, health and social care, human resources, legal, office professionals, energy, oil and gas, purchasing, retail, resources and mining, and telecoms. Hays plc was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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