Contrast Japan Airlines (OTCMKTS:JAPSY) and Alps Alpine (OTCMKTS:APELY)


Alps Alpine (OTCMKTS:APELY – Get Rating) and Japan Airlines (OTCMKTS:JAPSY – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on their risk strength, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Alps Alpine and Japan Airlines.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
alpine alps $7.15 billion N / A $204.35 million $1.11 17.27
Japanese Airlines $6.08 billion 0.97 -$1.58 billion ($1.38) -6.33

Alps Alpine has higher revenues and profits than Japan Airlines. Japan Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alps Alpine, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Alps Alpine and Japan Airlines.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
alpine alps 1.62% 5.94% 3.25%
Japanese Airlines -17.45% -15.78% -5.93%

Risk and Volatility

Alps Alpine has a beta of 1.06, which means its price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Japan Airlines has a beta of 0.58, which means its price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Alps Alpine shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings from Alps Alpine and Japan Airlines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
alpine alps 1 0 1 0 2.00
Japanese Airlines 0 1 0 0 2.00


Alps Alpine beats Japan Airlines on 10 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alpes Alpine

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Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells electronic components in Japan and internationally. It operates through three segments: electronic components, automotive infotainment and logistics. The Electronic Components segment develops, manufactures and markets electronic components. The Automotive Infotainment segment develops, manufactures and markets audio, information and communication equipment. The Logistics segment offers transportation, storage and shipping services. Its products for the consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial and IoT markets include TACT switches, multi-directional controllers, toroidal coils, aspherical glass lenses, PC board-mounted current, slide potentiometers, encoders, actuators and reactors, as well as pressure, geomagnetic, force and humidity sensors; sensor network, environmental sensor and power conversion modules; compact printers; and a remote monitoring system for logistics, worker condition monitoring systems, a sidewalk obstacle detection unit, and ground wire automated tracking and inspection drone systems. The company’s products for the automotive market include TACT and sensing switches, wireless LAN/Bluetooth combo modules, V2X and LTE modules, encoders and engine start switches; support position, EGR valve and current sensors; electric windows, electronic parking systems, intelligent control panels, electric shifters, steering wheel modules, audio system speakers, vehicle approach warning systems, amplifiers for in-car audio systems, screens and camera recorders /conduct; and car navigation systems, premium speakers, custom car products, car rental provider solutions, rear seat monitors and camera systems. It also provides systems development, office, financing and leasing services. The company was previously known as Alps Electric Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. in January 2019. The company was incorporated in 1948 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Japan Airlines

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Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled and non-scheduled air transportation services in Japan and overseas. The Company operates through Air Transport and Others segments. It offers domestic and international passenger air transport, ground handling and cargo services. The company is also involved in aerial work and other related activities; and sale of tour packages. As of March 31, 2021, it operated a fleet of 218 aircraft. The company was previously known as Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. in April 2011. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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