Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and Libbey (NYSE:LBY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Tupperware Brands Corporation and Libbey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tupperware Brands Corporation 6.18% 101.06% 14.56%
Libbey -0.42% -2.32% -0.42%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.6% of Tupperware Brands Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Tupperware Brands Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tupperware Brands Corporation and Libbey, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tupperware Brands Corporation 0 5 1 0 2.17
Libbey 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tupperware Brands Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $68.40, suggesting a potential upside of 16.43%. Given Tupperware Brands Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Tupperware Brands Corporation is more favorable than Libbey.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tupperware Brands Corporation and Libbey’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tupperware Brands Corporation $2.25 billion 1.33 $392.60 million $2.75 21.36
Libbey $776.15 million 0.19 $75.18 million N/A N/A

Tupperware Brands Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Libbey.

Dividends

Tupperware Brands Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Libbey does not pay a dividend. Tupperware Brands Corporation pays out 98.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Tupperware Brands Corporation beats Libbey on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tupperware Brands Corporation

Tupperware Brands Corporation is a global direct-to-consumer company. The Company operates through five segments in three geographic regions: Europe (Europe, Africa and the Middle East), Asia Pacific and the Americas. Its segments are Europe, Asia Pacific, Tupperware North America, Beauty North America and South America. Its Europe, Asia Pacific and Tupperware North America segments include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand. The Europe segment includes Avroy Shlain in South Africa and Nutrimetics in France, which sell beauty and personal care products. The Beauty North America segment offers cosmetics, skin care and personal care products marketed under the BeautiControl brand in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and the Fuller Cosmetics brands in Mexico and Central America. The South America segment offers housewares and beauty products under the Fuller, Nutrimetics, Nuvo and Tupperware brands.

About Libbey

Libbey Inc. is engaged in the design, production and sale of tableware and other products. The Company’s segments are U.S. & Canada; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Other. The U.S. & Canada segment includes sales of manufactured and sourced tableware having an end market destination in the United States and Canada, excluding glass products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which remain in the Latin America segment. The Latin America segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Latin America, including glass products for OEMs that have an end market destination outside of Latin America. The EMEA segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Other segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Asia Pacific.

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