Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ: SLGN) is one of 15 public companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Silgan Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Silgan Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by institutional investors. 33.1% of Silgan 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.

Volatility and Risk

Silgan Holdings has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silgan Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Silgan Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silgan Holdings 1 6 1 0 2.00
Silgan Holdings Competitors 78 589 396 6 2.31

Silgan Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $31.57, indicating a potential upside of 10.24%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 3.57%. Given Silgan Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Silgan Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Silgan Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Silgan Holdings $3.61 billion $153.35 million 21.86
Silgan Holdings Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 148.42

Silgan Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Silgan Holdings. Silgan Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Silgan Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Silgan Holdings pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 66.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Silgan Holdings has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Silgan Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silgan Holdings 3.77% 32.87% 4.18%
Silgan Holdings Competitors 2.67% 22.69% 3.96%

Summary

Silgan Holdings rivals beat Silgan Holdings on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Silgan Holdings Company Profile

Silgan Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. The Company operates in three business segments: metal containers, closures and plastic containers. Its metal container segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food and general line products. Its closures segment manufactures and sells metal, composite and plastic closures for food and beverage products. Its plastic containers segment manufactures and sells custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, healthcare, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive and marine chemical products. The Company is a manufacturer of metal containers in North America and Europe. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were used for a range of end markets and it operated 87 manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

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