Myers Industries (MYE) & Essentra (FLRAF) Head-To-Head Analysis

Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE) and Essentra (OTCMKTS:FLRAF) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Myers Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Essentra does not pay a dividend. Myers Industries pays out 105.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Myers Industries and Essentra, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Myers Industries 1 0 1 0 2.00
Essentra 0 0 0 0 N/A

Myers Industries presently has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential downside of 4.88%. Given Myers Industries’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Myers Industries is more favorable than Essentra.

Volatility and Risk

Myers Industries has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Essentra has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Myers Industries and Essentra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Myers Industries -1.06% 19.40% 5.11%
Essentra N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Myers Industries and Essentra’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Myers Industries $547.04 million 1.30 -$9.88 million $0.51 40.20
Essentra $1.35 billion 1.30 N/A N/A N/A

Essentra has higher revenue and earnings than Myers Industries.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.1% of Myers Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Myers Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Myers Industries beats Essentra on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Myers Industries

Myers Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company's Material Handling segment provides plastic reusable material handling containers, pallets, small parts bins, bulk shipping containers, storage and organization products, and rotationally-molded plastic tanks for water, fuel, and waste handling applications; welded steel service carts, platform trucks, mobile work centers, racks, and cabinets; plastic trim and interior parts used in the production of seat components, consoles, and other applications in the recreational vehicle, marine, and industrial markets; and plastic fuel containers, portable marine fuel tanks and water containers, ammunition containers, and storage totes under the Buckhorn, Akro-Mils, Jamco Products, Ameri-Kart, and Scepter brands. This segment serves industrial manufacturing, food processing, retail/wholesale products distribution, agriculture, automotive, recreational vehicles, marine vehicles, healthcare, appliance, bakery, electronics, textiles, consumer, and other industries directly and through distributors. Its Distribution segment offers tire valves and accessories, tire changing and balancing equipment, lifts and alignment equipment, service equipment, hand tools, tire repair and retread supplies, highway markings, industrial rubber, tire pressure monitoring systems, general shop supplies; and brake, transmission, and service equipment and supplies. It offers products under the Myers Tire Supply, Myers Tire Supply International, and Patch Rubber Company, Elrick, Fleetline, MTS, Phoenix, and Seymoure brands. This segment serves retail tire, truck tire, and auto dealers; commercial auto and truck fleets; general service and repair centers; tire retreaders and repair; governmental agencies; telecommunications; industrial; road construction; and mining markets. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

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