Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) is one of 58 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Milacron Holdings Corp. to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

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 1.46% 6.95% 4.70%

Risk and Volatility

Milacron Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Milacron Holdings Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Milacron Holdings Corp. $1.18 billion $188.00 million -172.18
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors $2.17 billion $344.21 million 23.61

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Milacron Holdings Corp. and its peers, as provided 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 292 1696 1836 30 2.42

Milacron Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.76%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 1.61%. Given Milacron Holdings Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Milacron Holdings Corp. is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.1% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Milacron Holdings Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Milacron Holdings Corp. peers beat Milacron Holdings Corp. on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Milacron Holdings Corp.

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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