Comparing Bemis Company (BMS) & Mobile Mini (MINI)

Bemis Company (NYSE: BMS) and Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bemis Company and Mobile Mini’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bemis Company $4.03 billion 1.07 $586.60 million $2.44 19.17
Mobile Mini $507.62 million 2.57 $179.39 million $1.05 28.29

Bemis Company has higher revenue and earnings than Mobile Mini. Bemis Company is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mobile Mini, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Bemis Company has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobile Mini has a beta of 2.24, meaning that its stock price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bemis Company and Mobile Mini’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bemis Company 5.73% 19.95% 6.78%
Mobile Mini 9.14% 7.67% 2.84%

Dividends

Bemis Company pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Mobile Mini pays an annual dividend of $0.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Bemis Company pays out 49.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mobile Mini pays out 86.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Bemis Company has increased its dividend for 33 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Bemis Company and Mobile Mini, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bemis Company 3 5 2 0 1.90
Mobile Mini 0 0 2 0 3.00

Bemis Company currently has a consensus target price of $45.80, indicating a potential downside of 2.07%. Mobile Mini has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.21%. Given Mobile Mini’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mobile Mini is more favorable than Bemis Company.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.6% of Bemis Company shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Bemis Company shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Mobile Mini shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Bemis Company Company Profile

Bemis Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaging products. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging. The U.S. Packaging segment represents all food, consumer, and industrial products packaging-related manufacturing operations located in the United States. The Global Packaging segment includes all packaging-related manufacturing operations located outside of the United States, as well as global medical device and pharmaceutical packaging-related manufacturing operations. This segment manufactures multilayer polymer, blown and cast film structures to produce packaging sold for a range of food, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, and industrial applications. Its products are sold to customers in the food industry. The Company’s other customers include companies in various types of businesses, including chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, construction, and other consumer goods.

Mobile Mini Company Profile

Mobile Mini, Inc. is a provider of portable storage solutions. The Company, through its subsidiary, Evergreen Tank Solutions, Inc. (ETS), is a provider of specialty containment solutions in the United States. The Company manages its business as two portable storage solutions business segments, North America and the U.K., and one specialty containment business segment. The Company’s business consists of two product categories: portable storage solutions and specialty containment solutions. Portable storage solutions consist of its container and office product offerings. The Company offers a range of portable storage products with features, such as locking systems, doors, electrical wiring and shelving. Its specialty containment products consist of liquid and solid containment units, pumps and filtration equipment. As of December 31, 2016, its network included 125 portable storage locations, 19 specialty containment locations and 14 combined locations.

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