Brady (BRC) and Amcor Limited ADS (OTCMKTS:AMCRY) Head to Head Survey

Brady (NYSE:BRC) and Amcor Limited ADS (OTCMKTS:AMCRY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Brady and Amcor Limited ADS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brady 1 2 0 0 1.67
Amcor Limited ADS 0 0 3 0 3.00

Brady presently has a consensus price target of $42.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.02%. Given Brady’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Brady is more favorable than Amcor Limited ADS.

Dividends

Brady pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Amcor Limited ADS pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Brady pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brady has increased its dividend for 32 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Brady shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Amcor Limited ADS shares are held by institutional investors. 15.6% of Brady shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Amcor Limited ADS 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.

Profitability

This table compares Brady and Amcor Limited ADS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brady 8.15% 15.01% 10.70%
Amcor Limited ADS N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brady and Amcor Limited ADS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brady $1.17 billion 1.88 $91.06 million $2.04 20.83
Amcor Limited ADS $9.32 billion 1.21 $724.00 million N/A N/A

Amcor Limited ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Brady.

Volatility & Risk

Brady has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amcor Limited ADS has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Brady beats Amcor Limited ADS on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brady

Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training. Its products also comprise name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software for people identification; wristbands and labels for tracking and enhancing the safety of patients in hospitals; and custom wristbands for use in the leisure and entertainment industry, such as theme parks, concerts, and festivals. This segment serves customers in various industries, such as industrial and electronic manufacturing, healthcare, chemical, oil, gas, automotive, aerospace, governments, mass transit, electrical contractors, leisure and entertainment, telecommunications, and others through distributors, direct sales, catalog marketing, and digital channels. The WPS segment provides workplace safety and compliance products, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, labels, informational signage, asset tracking labels, first aid products, industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters for various industries, including process, government, education, construction, and utilities, as well as manufacturers through catalog and digital channels. It also offers stock and custom identification products, as well as sells related resale products. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About Amcor Limited ADS

Amcor Limited provides packaging solutions in Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It operates through Amcor Rigid Plastics, Amcor Flexibles, and Other/Investments segments. The company manufactures rigid plastic containers for a range of beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads, and personal care items; and plastic caps for various applications. It also manufactures flexible and film packaging for the food and beverage industry, including confectionery, coffee, fresh food and dairy, and pet food packaging; and medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, and snack food segments. In addition, the company offers flexible packaging for specialty folding cartons for tobacco packaging and other industries; and packaging solutions for home and personal care products. Amcor Limited was incorporated in 1926 and is headquartered in Southbank, Australia.

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