Head to Head Review: Amcor (AMCR) & Its Peers

Amcor (NYSE:AMCRGet Rating) is one of 31 public companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Amcor to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Amcor and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amcor 2 3 1 0 1.83
Amcor Competitors 49 160 384 6 2.58

Amcor presently has a consensus target price of $12.15, suggesting a potential upside of 4.20%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 45.85%. Given Amcor’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Amcor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Amcor $14.54 billion $805.00 million 22.00
Amcor Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.99

Amcor has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Amcor is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Amcor pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Amcor pays out 90.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out 52.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Amcor has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Amcor has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amcor’s competitors have a beta of -0.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Amcor and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amcor 5.53% 27.37% 7.06%
Amcor Competitors -119.14% -15.22% -10.50%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.8% of Amcor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Amcor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Amcor beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Amcor

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Amcor plc develops, produces, and sells packaging products in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. The company operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The Flexibles segment provides flexible and film packaging products in the food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries. The Rigid Packaging segment offers rigid containers for a range of beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads, and personal care items; and plastic caps for various applications. The company sells its products primarily through its direct sales force. Amcor plc was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

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