AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and BPC Acquisition Corp (NYSE:BERY) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.5% of AptarGroup shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of BPC Acquisition Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of AptarGroup shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of BPC Acquisition Corp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for AptarGroup and BPC Acquisition Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||0||3||9||0||2.75|
AptarGroup currently has a consensus price target of $81.83, indicating a potential downside of 0.39%. BPC Acquisition Corp has a consensus price target of $62.22, indicating a potential upside of 7.61%. Given BPC Acquisition Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BPC Acquisition Corp is more favorable than AptarGroup.
This table compares AptarGroup and BPC Acquisition Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||4.49%||76.66%||4.79%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares AptarGroup and BPC Acquisition Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AptarGroup||$2.35 billion||2.19||$463.18 million||$3.41||24.09|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||$6.83 billion||1.10||$1.22 billion||$2.34||24.71|
BPC Acquisition Corp has higher revenue and earnings than AptarGroup. AptarGroup is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BPC Acquisition Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
AptarGroup pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. BPC Acquisition Corp does not pay a dividend. AptarGroup pays out 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BPC Acquisition Corp has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Risk and Volatility
AptarGroup has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BPC Acquisition Corp has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
BPC Acquisition Corp beats AptarGroup on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
AptarGroup, Inc. is a provider of a range of packaging, dispensing and sealing solutions, primarily for the beauty, personal care, homecare, prescription drug, consumer healthcare, injectables, food and beverage markets. The Company has manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through three segments: Beauty + Home, Pharma and Food + Beverage. It offers various dispensing and sealing solutions. Its primary products are dispensing pumps, closures, aerosol valves and elastomeric primary packaging components. Its elastomeric components also include pre filled syringe components, such as plungers, needle shields, tip caps and cartridges, as well as dropper bulbs and syringe plungers. Its Beauty + Home segment primarily sells pumps, closures, aerosol valves, accessories and sealing solutions to the personal care and home care markets, and pumps and decorative components to the beauty market.
About BPC Acquisition Corp
Berry Global Group, Inc., formerly Berry Plastics Group, Inc., is a provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging, non-woven specialty materials and engineered materials. The Company offers products, such as closures, prescription vials, specialty films, adhesives, nonwovens, drink cups, containers and bottles. The Company operates through three segments: Health, Hygiene & Specialties, Consumer Packaging, and Engineered Materials. The Consumer Packaging segment primarily consists of containers, foodservice items, closures, overcaps, bottles, prescription vials, tubes, and printed films. The Health, Hygiene & Specialties segment primarily consists of non-woven specialty materials used in hygiene, infection prevention, personal care, industrial, construction, and filtration applications. The Engineered Materials segment primarily consists of pipeline corrosion protection solutions, tapes and adhesives, polyethylene-based film products, and specialty coated and laminated products.
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