Comparing of LG Display Co. Ltd. (LPL) and KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM)

LG Display Co. Ltd. (NYSE:LPL) and KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) compete against each other in the Diversified Electronics sector. We will compare them and contrast their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LG Display Co. Ltd. N/A 0.00 N/A -0.40 0.00
KEMET Corporation 1.34B 0.82 115.85M 2.43 7.77

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of LG Display Co. Ltd. and KEMET Corporation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LG Display Co. Ltd. 0.00% -2.2% -1%
KEMET Corporation 8.65% 19.8% 7.8%

Risk and Volatility

LG Display Co. Ltd.’s volatility measures that it’s 4.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its 1.04 beta. Competitively, KEMET Corporation is 207.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 3.07 beta.

Liquidity

The current Quick Ratio of LG Display Co. Ltd. is 0.7 while its Current Ratio is 0.9. Meanwhile, KEMET Corporation has a Current Ratio of 2.6 while its Quick Ratio is 1.8. KEMET Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than LG Display Co. Ltd.

Dividends

LG Display Co. Ltd. pays out a $0.45 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 5.17% dividend yield. KEMET Corporation has an annual dividend pay of $0.05 per share while its annual dividend yield is 0.26%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both LG Display Co. Ltd. and KEMET Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 3.2% and 82.7% respectively. Insiders held 51.1% of LG Display Co. Ltd. shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 3.6% of KEMET Corporation’s shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
LG Display Co. Ltd. -3.21% -1.05% -19.44% -27.64% -44.52% -45.2%
KEMET Corporation -7.71% -16.45% -11.64% -21.38% 30.52% 25.5%

For the past year LG Display Co. Ltd. has -45.2% weaker performance while KEMET Corporation has 25.5% stronger performance.

Summary

KEMET Corporation beats LG Display Co. Ltd. on 10 of the 12 factors.

LG Display Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells thin-film transistor liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology-based display panels in the Republic of Korea, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It offers various display panels primarily for use in televisions, notebook computers, desktop monitors, tablet computers, and mobile devices. The company also provides panels for industrial and other applications, including entertainment systems, automotive displays, portable navigation devices, and medical diagnostic equipment. It serves end-brand customers and their system integrators. The company was formerly known as LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd. and changed its name to LG Display Co., Ltd. in February 2008. LG Display Co., Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

KEMET Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells passive electronic components under the KEMET brand worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. Its products include tantalum, multilayer ceramic, film, electrolytic, paper, and solid aluminum capacitors, as well as EMI filters. The company offers its capacitors for use in the automotive, communications, computer-related, industrial, consumer, military/aerospace, and alternative energy industries. KEMET Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers, and electronics distributors. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Simpsonville, South Carolina.