AptarGroup (ATR) and Its Peers Critical Contrast

AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “CONTNRS & GLASS” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare AptarGroup to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.


AptarGroup pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. AptarGroup pays out 37.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 42.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. AptarGroup has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for AptarGroup and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AptarGroup 1 6 1 0 2.00
AptarGroup Competitors 137 798 793 11 2.39

AptarGroup currently has a consensus price target of $84.14, indicating a potential downside of 6.08%. As a group, “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies have a potential upside of 15.70%. Given AptarGroup’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AptarGroup has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares AptarGroup and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AptarGroup 8.91% 16.97% 7.50%
AptarGroup Competitors 6.97% 26.17% 5.66%

Risk and Volatility

AptarGroup has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AptarGroup’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AptarGroup and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AptarGroup $2.47 billion $220.03 million 26.20
AptarGroup Competitors $4.63 billion $266.86 million 20.85

AptarGroup’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AptarGroup. AptarGroup is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.2% of AptarGroup shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of AptarGroup shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of shares of all “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


AptarGroup rivals beat AptarGroup on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About AptarGroup

AptarGroup, Inc. is a provider of a range of packaging, dispensing and sealing solutions, primarily for the beauty, personal care, homecare, prescription drug, consumer healthcare, injectables, food and beverage markets. The Company has manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through three segments: Beauty + Home, Pharma and Food + Beverage. It offers various dispensing and sealing solutions. Its primary products are dispensing pumps, closures, aerosol valves and elastomeric primary packaging components. Its elastomeric components also include pre filled syringe components, such as plungers, needle shields, tip caps and cartridges, as well as dropper bulbs and syringe plungers. Its Beauty + Home segment primarily sells pumps, closures, aerosol valves, accessories and sealing solutions to the personal care and home care markets, and pumps and decorative components to the beauty market.

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