Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) and Fuling Global (NASDAQ:FORK) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.5% of Myers Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Fuling Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Myers Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Myers Industries and Fuling Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Myers Industries and Fuling Global, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Myers Industries presently has a consensus target price of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 33.02%. Given Myers Industries’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Myers Industries is more favorable than Fuling Global.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Myers Industries and Fuling Global’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Myers Industries||$547.04 million||1.08||-$9.88 million||$0.51||32.92|
|Fuling Global||$127.25 million||0.43||$6.27 million||N/A||N/A|
Fuling Global has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Myers Industries.
Volatility and Risk
Myers Industries has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fuling Global has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Myers Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Fuling Global 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.
Myers Industries beats Fuling Global on 11 of the 14 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.
About Fuling Global
Fuling Global Inc. produces and distributes plastic service ware in the People's Republic of China. The company offers disposable cutlery, including forks, knives, spoons, and utensils; drinking straws; cups and plates; and other plastics products. Fuling Global Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through distributors to dealers, QSRs, manufacturers, and retailers. The company also exports its products to the United States and Europe. Fuling Global Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Wenling, the People's Republic of China.
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