Head-To-Head Contrast: Ardagh Group (ARD) versus TriMas Corp (NYSE:TRS)

Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD) and TriMas Corp (NYSE:TRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Ardagh Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Ardagh Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. TriMas Corp does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ardagh Group and TriMas Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ardagh Group 0 4 4 0 2.50
TriMas Corp 0 2 2 0 2.50

Ardagh Group presently has a consensus target price of $24.31, suggesting a potential upside of 16.27%. TriMas Corp has a consensus target price of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.21%. Given Ardagh Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ardagh Group is more favorable than TriMas Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Ardagh Group and TriMas Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ardagh Group N/A N/A N/A
TriMas Corp 6.96% 11.47% 5.66%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ardagh Group and TriMas Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ardagh Group $9.11 billion 0.54 $1.57 billion N/A N/A
TriMas Corp $801.02 million 1.36 $117.54 million N/A N/A

Ardagh Group has higher revenue and earnings than TriMas Corp.

Summary

Ardagh Group beats TriMas Corp on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ardagh Group Company Profile

Ardagh Group SA, formerly Ardagh Finance Holdings SA, is a Luxembourg-based company engaged in the packing industry. The Company focuses on the design and manufacture of rigid packaging solutions mainly for food and beverage markets. Its activities are divided into two business segments: Metal packing, which supplies aluminum and steel beverage cans, two-piece aluminum, two-piece tinplate and three-piece tinplate food and specialty cans, as well as a range of can ends, among others, and Glass packing, which delivers glass containers, bottles and jars, among others. Its products are distributed in customized sizes and shapes, as well as are decorated with printed graphics. The Company operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

TriMas Corp Company Profile

TriMas Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets. The Company operates through four segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Energy and Engineered Components. The Packaging segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered closure and dispensing systems for a range of end markets, including steel and plastic industrial, and consumer packaging applications. The Aerospace segment is a designer and manufacturer of a range of products for use in the aerospace industry. The Energy segment is a manufacturer and distributor of metallic and non-metallic gaskets, bolts, industrial fasteners and specialty products for the petroleum refining, petrochemical, oil field and industrial markets. The Engineered Components segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure and acetylene cylinders for the transportation, storage and dispensing of compressed gases.

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