TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TriMas Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TriMas Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
TriMas Corporation $794.02 million -$39.80 million -35.35
TriMas Corporation Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 148.38

TriMas Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TriMas Corporation. TriMas Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

TriMas Corporation has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TriMas Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares TriMas Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TriMas Corporation -4.01% 12.18% 6.03%
TriMas Corporation Competitors 2.67% 22.69% 3.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TriMas Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TriMas Corporation 0 3 1 0 2.25
TriMas Corporation Competitors 78 589 396 6 2.31

TriMas Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $25.25, indicating a potential downside of 0.79%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 4.07%. Given TriMas Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TriMas Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.8% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of TriMas Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

TriMas Corporation peers beat TriMas Corporation on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About TriMas Corporation

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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