Contrasting Bemis (BMS) and Intertape Polymer Group (ITPOF)

Bemis (NYSE:BMS) and Intertape Polymer Group (OTCMKTS:ITPOF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.0% of Bemis shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Bemis shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Bemis and Intertape Polymer Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bemis 2.72% 20.61% 6.73%
Intertape Polymer Group 5.97% 19.09% 6.30%


Bemis pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Intertape Polymer Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Bemis pays out 51.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bemis has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Bemis and Intertape Polymer Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bemis 0 8 2 0 2.20
Intertape Polymer Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bemis currently has a consensus price target of $49.44, indicating a potential upside of 3.01%. Given Bemis’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bemis is more favorable than Intertape Polymer Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bemis and Intertape Polymer Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bemis $4.05 billion 1.08 $94.00 million $2.39 20.08
Intertape Polymer Group $898.13 million 0.85 $64.22 million N/A N/A

Bemis has higher revenue and earnings than Intertape Polymer Group.

Risk and Volatility

Bemis has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intertape Polymer Group has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Bemis beats Intertape Polymer Group on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bemis

Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Brazil, other Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: U.S. Packaging, Latin America Packaging, and Rest of World Packaging. The company offers multilayer polymer, blown, and cast film structures; and injection molded plastic, thermoformed plastic, and folding carton packaging products. Its products are used to produce packaging for food, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, and industrial applications. The company was formerly known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company and changed its name to Bemis Company, Inc. in 1965. Bemis Company, Inc. was founded in 1858 and is based in Neenah, Wisconsin.

About Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the packaging industry in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It develops, manufactures, and sells various paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. The company offers taping solutions comprise hot melt carton sealing, double-coated, filament and mop, foil, flat back, duct, electronic/electrical, natural rubber carton sealing, masking, polyethylene, water-activated, and acrylic carton sealing tapes, as well as reinforced filament and reinforced filament tapes. It also provides flexible intermediate bulk containers; membrane structure and geomembrane fabrics; stretch and shrink films; tape dispensers; fabrics; stencils; air pillows; house wraps/flashings; retail and specialty products; lumber wraps; carton sealing machines; and roof underlayment. It provides market solutions to the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and building and construction applications. In addition, the company engages in financing business. It sells its products to a range of industry/specialty distributors, retail stores, and end-users in various industries. Intertape Polymer Group Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Montreal, Canada.

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