Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) and TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS) are both non-paper containers & packaging – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sealed Air Corporation and TriMas Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sealed Air Corporation||$6.78 billion||1.55||$486.40 million||$1.04||43.96|
|TriMas Corporation||$794.02 million||1.45||-$39.80 million||($0.72)||-35.07|
Sealed Air Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than TriMas Corporation. TriMas Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sealed Air Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Sealed Air Corporation and TriMas Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sealed Air Corporation||0||6||5||0||2.45|
Sealed Air Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $48.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.08%. TriMas Corporation has a consensus target price of $25.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. Given Sealed Air Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sealed Air Corporation is more favorable than TriMas Corporation.
Sealed Air Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. TriMas Corporation does not pay a dividend. Sealed Air Corporation pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.7% of Sealed Air Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Sealed Air Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of TriMas Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Sealed Air Corporation has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TriMas Corporation has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sealed Air Corporation and TriMas Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sealed Air Corporation||20.15%||67.60%||5.49%|
Sealed Air Corporation beats TriMas Corporation on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation is engaged in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection business. The Company’s segments are Food Care (includes Corporate, Medical Applications and New Ventures businesses), Product Care and Corporate. The Food Care segment focuses on providing a range of integrated system solutions. The Food Care business serves primarily perishable food and beverage processors, predominately in fresh red meat, smoked and processed meats, beverages, poultry and dairy (solids and liquids) markets throughout the world. The Product Care segment provides customers with a range of Product Care solutions to meet cushioning, void fill, surface protection, retail display, containment and dunnage needs.
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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