Analyzing TriMas Corp (NYSE:TRS) and Crown Holdings (CCK)

Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK) and TriMas Corp (NYSE:TRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitabiliy.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Crown Holdings and TriMas Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crown Holdings $8.29 billion 1.00 $1.33 billion $3.76 15.91
TriMas Corp $790.97 million 1.22 $107.33 million N/A N/A

Crown Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than TriMas Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Crown Holdings and TriMas Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crown Holdings 6.32% 75.25% 5.62%
TriMas Corp 3.50% 5.55% 2.66%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.8% of Crown Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Crown Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Crown Holdings and TriMas Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crown Holdings 0 2 6 0 2.75
TriMas Corp 0 3 1 0 2.25

Crown Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $61.75, suggesting a potential upside of 3.24%. TriMas Corp has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.75%. Given TriMas Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TriMas Corp is more favorable than Crown Holdings.

Summary

Crown Holdings beats TriMas Corp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Crown Holdings Company Profile

Crown Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. The Company’s business is organized within three divisions: Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Within each division, the Company is organized along product lines. The Company’s segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. The Company’s segments within the European Division are European Beverage and European Food. The Company’s Asia Pacific Division segment consists of its beverage and non-beverage can operations. The Company is also engaged in European aerosol and specialty packaging business, its North American aerosol can business, and its tooling and equipment operations in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 146 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 36 countries. It also has three canmaking and spare part operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.

TriMas Corp Company Profile

TriMas Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets. The Company operates through four segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Energy and Engineered Components. The Packaging segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered closure and dispensing systems for a range of end markets, including steel and plastic industrial, and consumer packaging applications. The Aerospace segment is a designer and manufacturer of a range of products for use in the aerospace industry. The Energy segment is a manufacturer and distributor of metallic and non-metallic gaskets, bolts, industrial fasteners and specialty products for the petroleum refining, petrochemical, oil field and industrial markets. The Engineered Components segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure and acetylene cylinders for the transportation, storage and dispensing of compressed gases.

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