G4S (OTCMKTS: GFSZY) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for G4S and Myers Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
G4S presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.28%. Myers Industries has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential downside of 11.76%. Given G4S’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe G4S is more favorable than Myers Industries.
G4S pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Myers Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Myers Industries pays out -174.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of G4S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.3% of Myers Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Myers Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
G4S has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Myers Industries has a beta of 1.86, indicating that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares G4S and Myers Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares G4S and Myers Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|G4S||$10.29 billion||0.53||$268.34 million||N/A||N/A|
|Myers Industries||$547.04 million||1.23||-$9.88 million||($0.31)||-71.29|
G4S has higher revenue and earnings than Myers Industries.
G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as design, built, and integration systems. In addition, the company offers cash solutions, such as outsourcing cash management services; consultancy services to central banks and commercial banks on overall cash management strategy and cash cycle efficiency; managing ATMs; cash management services; and secure transportation of cash. Further, G4S plc provides specialist outsourced services, and security systems and technology services. It serves government, private energy and utilities, oil and gas, transportation and logistics, ports and airports, leisure and tourism, financial institutions, mining and metals, corporate and industrial, and retail sectors. G4S plc was founded in 1901 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturing and distribution company. The Company operates through two segments: Material Handling and Distribution. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 15 manufacturing facilities, 20 sales offices, four distribution centers and three distribution branches located throughout North, Central and South America. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 15,000 manufactured products and over 13,500 distributed products. The Material Handling segment designs, manufactures and markets a range of plastic and metal products. The Distribution Segment is engaged in the distribution of tools, equipment and supplies used for tire, wheel and under vehicle service on passenger, heavy truck and off-road vehicles, and the manufacturing of tire repair materials and custom rubber products. The product line includes categories, such as tire valves and accessories, and lifts and alignment equipment.
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