Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ardagh Group and Sealed Air Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ardagh Group||$9.27 billion||0.55||$1.59 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Sealed Air Corporation||$6.84 billion||1.23||$1.07 billion||$1.93||22.92|
Ardagh Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sealed Air Corporation.
Ardagh Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Sealed Air Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Sealed Air Corporation pays out 33.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
99.1% of Ardagh Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of Sealed Air Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Sealed Air Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ardagh Group and Sealed Air Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sealed Air Corporation||0||6||5||0||2.45|
Ardagh Group presently has a consensus target price of $24.39, suggesting a potential upside of 13.75%. Sealed Air Corporation has a consensus target price of $48.10, suggesting a potential upside of 8.75%. Given Ardagh Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ardagh Group is more favorable than Sealed Air Corporation.
This table compares Ardagh Group and Sealed Air Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sealed Air Corporation||6.81%||84.32%||5.88%|
Ardagh Group beats Sealed Air Corporation on 8 of the 13 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.
Sealed Air Corporation Company Profile
Sealed Air Corporation is engaged in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection business. The Company’s segments are Food Care (includes Corporate, Medical Applications and New Ventures businesses), Product Care and Corporate. The Food Care segment focuses on providing a range of integrated system solutions. The Food Care business serves primarily perishable food and beverage processors, predominately in fresh red meat, smoked and processed meats, beverages, poultry and dairy (solids and liquids) markets throughout the world. The Product Care segment provides customers with a range of Product Care solutions to meet cushioning, void fill, surface protection, retail display, containment and dunnage needs.
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