Silgan (SLGN) versus Its Competitors Financial Review

Silgan (NASDAQ: SLGN) 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 Silgan to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silgan and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Silgan $3.61 billion $153.35 million 22.02
Silgan Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 145.25

Silgan’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Silgan. Silgan 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silgan 3.77% 32.87% 4.18%
Silgan Competitors 2.73% 22.75% 3.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Silgan and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silgan 1 6 1 0 2.00
Silgan Competitors 79 593 399 6 2.31

Silgan currently has a consensus target price of $31.57, indicating a potential upside of 9.02%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 1.95%. Given Silgan’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Silgan is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.7% of Silgan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by institutional investors. 33.1% of Silgan shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Silgan has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silgan’s peers have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Silgan pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Silgan pays out 27.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 53.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Silgan has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.


Silgan peers beat Silgan on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Silgan

Silgan Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. The Company operates in three business segments: metal containers, closures and plastic containers. Its metal container segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food and general line products. Its closures segment manufactures and sells metal, composite and plastic closures for food and beverage products. Its plastic containers segment manufactures and sells custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, healthcare, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive and marine chemical products. The Company is a manufacturer of metal containers in North America and Europe. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s products were used for a range of end markets and it operated 87 manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

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