Milacron Holdings Corp. (MCRN) versus Its Peers Head to Head Review

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) is one of 57 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Milacron Holdings Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Milacron Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Milacron Holdings Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Milacron Holdings Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Milacron Holdings Corp. -0.57% -53.40% 6.51%
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors 1.29% 6.56% 4.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Milacron Holdings Corp. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Milacron Holdings Corp. 0 0 2 0 3.00
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors 285 1638 1745 19 2.41

Milacron Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.63%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.94%. Given Milacron Holdings Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Milacron Holdings Corp. is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Milacron Holdings Corp. $1.18 billion $188.00 million -183.88
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors $2.20 billion $347.24 million 23.76

Milacron Holdings Corp.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Milacron Holdings Corp.. Milacron Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Milacron Holdings Corp. peers beat Milacron Holdings Corp. on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Milacron Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Milacron Holdings Corp. is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and service of engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry. The Company operates through three segments: Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies (APPT), Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS), and Fluid Technologies. The Company has a product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. It produces process control systems, mold bases and components, and maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and fluid technology. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were sold in over 100 countries across six continents. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), molders and mold-makers. Its customer base covers a range of end-market applications, including packaging, automotive, medical, construction, consumer goods and electronics.

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