Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK) and Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl (NYSE:MPSX) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.0% of Crown Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Crown Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Crown Holdings and Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl||2.69%||10.01%||2.48%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Crown Holdings and Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crown Holdings||$8.31 billion||0.94||$1.32 billion||$3.49||16.53|
|Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.12||150.01|
Crown Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl. Crown Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Crown Holdings and Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl||0||4||1||0||2.20|
Crown Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $64.25, indicating a potential upside of 11.37%. Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.56%. Given Crown Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Crown Holdings is more favorable than Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl.
Risk and Volatility
Crown Holdings has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Crown Holdings beats Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Crown Holdings
Crown Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The Company’s business is organized within three divisions: Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Within each division, the Company is organized along product lines. The Company’s segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. The Company’s segments within the European Division are European Beverage and European Food. The Company’s Asia Pacific Division segment consists of its beverage and non-beverage can operations. The Company is also engaged in European aerosol and specialty packaging business, its North American aerosol can business, and its tooling and equipment operations in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 146 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 36 countries. It also has three canmaking and spare part operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.
About Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl
Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited is a provider of specialty packaging solutions for the consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s print-based specialty packaging solutions include premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a range of substrates and finishes, which are complemented by value-added services, including design, new product development and supply chain solutions. In addition, the Company provides supply chain services, such as vendor managed inventory (VMI), specific carton-by-carton scan ability and data, which enable the customer to track a product from manufacturer to end user. The Company’s packaging solutions utilize a range of substrates, including paper and paperboard, pressure sensitive labels, plastic and foil, and finishes, including ultra violet (UV) coatings, film lamination, stamping and embossing.
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