Contrasting Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) and ZKH Group (NYSE:ZKH)

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHWGet Free Report) and ZKH Group (NYSE:ZKHGet Free Report) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sherwin-Williams and ZKH Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sherwin-Williams $22.98 billion 3.35 $2.39 billion $9.38 32.33
ZKH Group $1.23 billion 1.03 -$43.00 million N/A N/A

Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than ZKH Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.7% of Sherwin-Williams shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.5% of ZKH Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Sherwin-Williams shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Sherwin-Williams and ZKH Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sherwin-Williams 10.52% 73.74% 11.66%
ZKH Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sherwin-Williams and ZKH Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sherwin-Williams 1 6 12 0 2.58
ZKH Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Sherwin-Williams currently has a consensus target price of $344.41, suggesting a potential upside of 13.57%. ZKH Group has a consensus target price of $21.30, suggesting a potential upside of 115.15%. Given ZKH Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ZKH Group is more favorable than Sherwin-Williams.


Sherwin-Williams beats ZKH Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sherwin-Williams

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The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coating, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates through three segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Paint Stores Group segment offers architectural paints and coatings, and protective and marine products, as well as OEM product finishes and related products for architectural and industrial paint contractors, and do-it-yourself homeowners. The Consumer Brands Group segment supplies a portfolio of branded and private-label architectural paints, stains, varnishes, industrial products, wood finishes products, wood preservatives, applicators, corrosion inhibitors, aerosols, caulks, and adhesives to retailers, including home centers and hardware stores, and dedicated dealers and distributors. The Performance Coatings Group segment develops and sells industrial coatings for wood finishing and general industrial applications, automotive refinish products, protective and marine coatings, coil coatings, packaging coatings, and performance-based resins and colorants. It serves retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees, and other third-party distributors through its branches and direct sales staff, as well as through outside sales representatives. The company has operations primarily in the North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

About ZKH Group

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ZKH Group Limited develops and operates a maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products trading and service platform that offers spare parts, chemicals, manufacturing parts, general consumables, and office supplies in the People's Republic of China. The company provides MRO procurement and management services; digitalized MRO procurement solutions; and logistics and warehousing services. It also engages in the production and sale of intelligent warehousing equipment. ZKH Group Limited was founded in 1998 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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