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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Crown and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crown 0 5 5 0 2.50
Crown Competitors 82 594 401 6 2.31

Crown presently has a consensus price target of $63.89, suggesting a potential upside of 9.79%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 0.58%. Given Crown’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Crown is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.1% of Crown shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Crown shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

Crown has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crown’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crown $8.28 billion $496.00 million 16.63
Crown Competitors $4.42 billion $182.22 million 146.09

Crown has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Crown is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crown 5.64% 60.44% 5.37%
Crown Competitors 2.82% 22.99% 4.08%

Summary

Crown beats its competitors on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Crown

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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