Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Crown Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Crown Holdings has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crown Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.4% of Crown Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Crown Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crown Holdings 5.64% 60.44% 5.37%
Crown Holdings Competitors 2.67% 22.69% 3.96%

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crown Holdings 0 5 5 0 2.50
Crown Holdings Competitors 78 589 397 6 2.31

Crown Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $63.89, indicating a potential upside of 9.01%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 3.28%. Given Crown Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Crown Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crown Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Crown Holdings $8.28 billion $496.00 million 16.75
Crown Holdings Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 145.66

Crown Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Crown Holdings 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.


Crown Holdings beats its peers on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Crown Holdings

Crown Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The Company’s business is organized within three divisions: Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Within each division, the Company is organized along product lines. The Company’s segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. The Company’s segments within the European Division are European Beverage and European Food. The Company’s Asia Pacific Division segment consists of its beverage and non-beverage can operations. The Company is also engaged in European aerosol and specialty packaging business, its North American aerosol can business, and its tooling and equipment operations in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 146 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 36 countries. It also has three canmaking and spare part operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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