Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl (NYSE: MPSX) 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 Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.7% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl N/A N/A 85.71
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 141.00

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl. Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl 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.

Profitability

This table compares Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl 2.69% 10.01% 2.48%
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors 2.62% 22.80% 3.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl 0 2 0 0 2.00
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors 78 590 398 6 2.31

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 4.41%. Given Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl rivals beat Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Company Profile

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited is a provider of specialty packaging solutions for the consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s print-based specialty packaging solutions include premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a range of substrates and finishes, which are complemented by value-added services, including design, new product development and supply chain solutions. In addition, the Company provides supply chain services, such as vendor managed inventory (VMI), specific carton-by-carton scan ability and data, which enable the customer to track a product from manufacturer to end user. The Company’s packaging solutions utilize a range of substrates, including paper and paperboard, pressure sensitive labels, plastic and foil, and finishes, including ultra violet (UV) coatings, film lamination, stamping and embossing.

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