BPC Acquisition Corp (NYSE: BERY) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
BPC Acquisition Corp has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Myers Industries has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BPC Acquisition Corp and Myers Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||$6.57 billion||1.14||$1.18 billion||$2.31||25.00|
|Myers Industries||$548.56 million||1.01||$57.90 million||$0.24||76.46|
BPC Acquisition Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Myers Industries. BPC Acquisition Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Myers Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for BPC Acquisition Corp and Myers Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||0||4||7||0||2.64|
BPC Acquisition Corp currently has a consensus price target of $56.56, indicating a potential downside of 2.09%. Myers Industries has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 29.16%. Given BPC Acquisition Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe BPC Acquisition Corp is more favorable than Myers Industries.
Myers Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. BPC Acquisition Corp does not pay a dividend. Myers Industries pays out 225.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BPC Acquisition Corp has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.0% of BPC Acquisition Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.1% of Myers Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of BPC Acquisition Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Myers Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares BPC Acquisition Corp and Myers Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BPC Acquisition Corp||4.50%||110.06%||4.62%|
BPC Acquisition Corp beats Myers Industries on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About BPC Acquisition Corp
Berry Global Group, Inc., formerly Berry Plastics Group, Inc., is a provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging, non-woven specialty materials and engineered materials. The Company offers products, such as closures, prescription vials, specialty films, adhesives, nonwovens, drink cups, containers and bottles. The Company operates through three segments: Health, Hygiene & Specialties, Consumer Packaging, and Engineered Materials. The Consumer Packaging segment primarily consists of containers, foodservice items, closures, overcaps, bottles, prescription vials, tubes, and printed films. The Health, Hygiene & Specialties segment primarily consists of non-woven specialty materials used in hygiene, infection prevention, personal care, industrial, construction, and filtration applications. The Engineered Materials segment primarily consists of pipeline corrosion protection solutions, tapes and adhesives, polyethylene-based film products, and specialty coated and laminated products.
About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturing and distribution company. The Company operates through two segments: Material Handling and Distribution. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 15 manufacturing facilities, 20 sales offices, four distribution centers and three distribution branches located throughout North, Central and South America. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 15,000 manufactured products and over 13,500 distributed products. The Material Handling segment designs, manufactures and markets a range of plastic and metal products. The Distribution Segment is engaged in the distribution of tools, equipment and supplies used for tire, wheel and under vehicle service on passenger, heavy truck and off-road vehicles, and the manufacturing of tire repair materials and custom rubber products. The product line includes categories, such as tire valves and accessories, and lifts and alignment equipment.
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