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GRUPO CARSO S A/S (OTCMKTS:GPOVY) and Square Enix (OTCMKTS:SQNXF) are both mid-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.


GRUPO CARSO S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Square Enix does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

GRUPO CARSO S A/S has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Square Enix has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for GRUPO CARSO S A/S and Square Enix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Square Enix 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GRUPO CARSO S A/S and Square Enix’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GRUPO CARSO S A/S $5.11 billion 1.71 $469.33 million N/A N/A
Square Enix $2.45 billion 2.42 $166.18 million $1.80 26.88

GRUPO CARSO S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Square Enix.


This table compares GRUPO CARSO S A/S and Square Enix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GRUPO CARSO S A/S 9.94% 11.04% 7.44%
Square Enix 7.49% 11.33% 8.35%


GRUPO CARSO S A/S beats Square Enix on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

GRUPO CARSO S A/S Company Profile

Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V., together with its subsidiaries, engages in infrastructure, construction, and energy sectors. The company operates through Commercial and Consumer, Industrial and Manufacturing, and Infrastructure and Construction divisions. The company's Commercial and Consumer division operates department stores and boutiques, shops and restaurants, and electronic and technology stores under the Sears, Sanborns, iShop, Mixup, and Saks Fifth Avenue brand names. The company's Industrial and Manufacturing division provides cables, such as energy, telecommunication, electronic, coaxial, and optic fiber for application in mining, automotive, and other; electric harnesses for automotive industry; precision steel pipes; transformers; and alternative energy. It serves customers under the Condumex, Latincasa, Vinanel, Condulac, IEM, Precitubo, Sitocom, Microm, Sinergia, Equiter, and Logtec brand names. The company's Infrastructure and Construction division constructs roads, tunnels, water treatment plants and infrastructure in general; oil rigs and equipment for the chemical and oil industry; and oil and geothermic well drilling, and drilling services. It also constructs shopping centers, industrial plants, office buildings, and housings; and installations for telecommunications, gas pipelines, and water pipes under the CICSA, Swecomex, Bronco Drilling, Cilsa, GSM, PC, Constructions, and Urvitec brand names. The company serves customers in Mexico; North America; Central, South America, and the Caribbean; Europe; and internationally. Grupo Carso, S.A.B. de C.V. is incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

Square Enix Company Profile

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. operates in the content and service businesses in Japan, North America, Europe, and rest of Asia. It operates through four segments: Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Publication, and Merchandising. The Digital Entertainment segment plans, develops, distributes, and operates digital entertainment content primarily in the form of games. This segment offers digital entertainment content for various customer usage environments, including personal computers and smart devices, as well as consumer game consoles, such as handheld game machines. The Amusement segment is involved in the operation of amusement facilities. This segment also engages in the planning, development, distribution, and rental of arcade game machines and related products for amusement facilities. The Publication segment publishes comic and game strategy books, as well as comic magazines. The Merchandising segment plans, produces, distributes, and licenses products, such as character goods and soundtracks. The company publishes, distributes, and licenses entertainment content under the SQUARE ENIX and TAITO brands. Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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