Berry Global Group (NYSE: BERY) and Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.8% of Berry Global Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.5% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Berry Global Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Entegris shares 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Berry Global Group and Entegris’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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|Berry Global Group
Berry Global Group has higher revenue and earnings than Entegris. Berry Global Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Berry Global Group has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegris has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Berry Global Group does not pay a dividend. Entegris pays out 9.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Berry Global Group and Entegris, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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|Berry Global Group
Berry Global Group presently has a consensus target price of $68.30, suggesting a potential upside of 26.36%. Entegris has a consensus target price of $37.60, suggesting a potential upside of 11.57%. Given Berry Global Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Berry Global Group is more favorable than Entegris.
This table compares Berry Global Group and Entegris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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|Berry Global Group
Entegris beats Berry Global Group on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Berry Global Group
Berry Global Group, Inc. manufactures and distributes engineered materials, nonwoven specialty materials, and consumer packaging products. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Materials; Health, Hygiene & Specialties; and Consumer Packaging. It offers engineered materials, including stretch and shrink films, and converter films; trash-can liners and food bags; cloth and foil, splicing and laminating, flame-retardant, vinyl-coated and carton sealing, electrical, double-faced cloth, masking, mounting, OEM, and medical and specialty tapes; and food and consumer films, retail bags, and polyvinyl chloride films. The company also provides components for baby diapers and other absorbent hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, medical garment materials, substrates for dryer sheets, household cleaning wipes, filters, protective house wraps, and specialty agriculture and industrial products; components for adult incontinence, surgical drapes, face masks, corrosion protection, cable wrap, geosynthetics, and specialty filtration products; and a range of products for baby care, infection prevention, and food and household packaging. In addition, it offers containers; foodservice products, such as thermoformed polypropylene and injection-molded plastic drink cups and lids; closures and over caps comprising continuous-thread and child-resistant closures, as well as aerosol over caps; bottle and prescription containers; and extruded and laminate tubes. The company primarily serves healthcare, personal care, and food and beverage markets through direct sales force and distributors in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and changed its name to Berry Global Group, Inc. in April 2017. Berry Global Group, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
Entegris, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals, and advanced materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Microcontamination Control (MC), and Advanced Materials Handling (AMH). The SCEM segment provides high-performance and high-purity process chemistries, gases, and materials, as well as delivery systems to support semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes. The MC segment offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases for use in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries, wafers, and other substrates for a broad set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. The company's customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, semiconductor equipment makers, gas and chemical manufacturing companies, wafer grower companies, and manufacturers of high-precision electronics; flat panel display equipment makers, materials suppliers and panel manufacturers, and manufacturers of hard disk drive components and devices; and manufacturers and suppliers in the solar and life science industries, electrical discharge machining customers, glass and glass container manufacturers, aerospace manufacturers, and manufacturers of biomedical implantation devices. Entegris, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
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