Head to Head Survey: Owens-Illinois (OI) & Apogee Enterprises (APOG)

Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


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This table compares Owens-Illinois and Apogee Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Owens-Illinois 2.65% 53.60% 4.48%
Apogee Enterprises 6.24% 17.99% 9.73%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Owens-Illinois shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Apogee Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Owens-Illinois shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Apogee Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Apogee Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Owens-Illinois does not pay a dividend. Apogee Enterprises pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Owens-Illinois and Apogee Enterprises’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Owens-Illinois $6.87 billion 0.50 $180.00 million $2.65 7.98
Apogee Enterprises $1.11 billion 1.08 $85.79 million $2.97 14.31

Owens-Illinois has higher revenue and earnings than Apogee Enterprises. Owens-Illinois is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apogee Enterprises, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Owens-Illinois and Apogee Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Owens-Illinois 1 8 2 0 2.09
Apogee Enterprises 0 0 2 0 3.00

Owens-Illinois currently has a consensus price target of $25.80, suggesting a potential upside of 21.93%. Apogee Enterprises has a consensus price target of $61.00, suggesting a potential upside of 43.53%. Given Apogee Enterprises’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Apogee Enterprises is more favorable than Owens-Illinois.

Volatility and Risk

Owens-Illinois has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apogee Enterprises has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Apogee Enterprises beats Owens-Illinois on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Owens-Illinois

Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells glass containers to food and beverage manufacturers primarily in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. It produces glass containers for alcoholic beverages, including beer, flavored malt beverages, spirits, and wine. The company is also involved in the production of glass packaging for various food items, soft drinks, teas, juices, and pharmaceuticals. It offers glass containers in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors. The company sells its products directly to customers under annual or multi-year supply agreements, as well as through distributors. Owens-Illinois, Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio.

About Apogee Enterprises

Apogee Enterprises, Inc. designs and develops glass products and services in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. The company operates through four segments: Architectural Glass, Architectural Framing Systems, Architectural Services, and Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO). The Architectural Glass segment fabricates coated and high-performance glass used in customized windows and wall systems comprising the outside skin of commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential buildings. The Architectural Framing Systems segment designs, engineers, fabricates, and finishes the aluminum frames used in customized aluminum and glass windows, curtain walls, storefronts, and entrance systems comprising the outside skin, as well as entrances of commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential buildings. The Architectural Services segment provides full-service installation of the walls of glass, windows, and other curtainwall products making up the outside skin of commercial and institutional buildings. The LSO segment manufactures value-added glass and acrylic products for the custom picture framing and display applications. The company's products and services are primarily used in commercial buildings, such as office towers, hotels, and retail centers; and institutional buildings, including education facilities and dormitories, health care facilities, and government buildings, as well as multi-family residential buildings. It markets its architectural products and services through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors to general contractors and glazing subcontractors, architects, and building owners; and value-added glass and acrylics through retail chains, picture framing shops, and independent distributors to museums, and public and private galleries and collections. Apogee Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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