Comparing Crown (NYSE:CCK) and Its Peers

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 peers? We will compare Crown to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Crown and its peers’ 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 2.73% 22.75% 3.99%

Risk and Volatility

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crown $8.28 billion $496.00 million 17.20
Crown Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 140.92

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.1% of Crown shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Crown and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crown 0 5 5 0 2.50
Crown Competitors 79 593 399 6 2.31

Crown currently has a consensus price target of $63.89, indicating a potential upside of 6.15%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 1.16%. Given Crown’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Crown is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Crown beats its peers 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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