Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) is one of 53 public companies in the “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Milacron Holdings Corp. to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Milacron Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Milacron Holdings Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.20, indicating that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.5% of Milacron Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Milacron Holdings Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Milacron Holdings Corp. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Milacron Holdings Corp. 0 0 3 0 3.00
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors 255 1454 1661 18 2.43

Milacron Holdings Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $21.67, indicating a potential upside of 28.13%. As a group, “Industrial Machinery & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 3.23%. Given Milacron Holdings Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Milacron Holdings Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Milacron Holdings Corp. $1.17 billion $30.50 million -563.48
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors $3.35 billion $243.27 million 454.11

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

Profitability

This table compares Milacron Holdings Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Milacron Holdings Corp. -0.09% -56.93% 6.76%
Milacron Holdings Corp. Competitors 2.77% -43.78% 4.81%

Summary

Milacron Holdings Corp. competitors beat Milacron Holdings Corp. on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Milacron Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Milacron Holdings Corp. is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and service of engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry. The Company operates through three segments: Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies (APPT), Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS), and Fluid Technologies. The Company has a product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. It produces process control systems, mold bases and components, and maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and fluid technology. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were sold in over 100 countries across six continents. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), molders and mold-makers. Its customer base covers a range of end-market applications, including packaging, automotive, medical, construction, consumer goods and electronics.

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