Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl (NYSE: MPSX) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl 2.69% 10.01% 2.48%
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors 2.82% 22.99% 4.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl N/A N/A 85.71
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors $4.42 billion $182.22 million 138.95

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl. Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.2% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl 0 1 0 0 2.00
Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Competitors 82 596 403 6 2.31

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl currently has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 1.85%. Given Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl rivals beat Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Multi Packaging Solutions Intrntnl Company Profile

Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited is a provider of specialty packaging solutions for the consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s print-based specialty packaging solutions include premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a range of substrates and finishes, which are complemented by value-added services, including design, new product development and supply chain solutions. In addition, the Company provides supply chain services, such as vendor managed inventory (VMI), specific carton-by-carton scan ability and data, which enable the customer to track a product from manufacturer to end user. The Company’s packaging solutions utilize a range of substrates, including paper and paperboard, pressure sensitive labels, plastic and foil, and finishes, including ultra violet (UV) coatings, film lamination, stamping and embossing.

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