Head-To-Head Analysis: Ardagh Group (ARD) & Its Competitors

Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD) is one of 15 public companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ardagh Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Ardagh Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ardagh Group 0 3 6 0 2.67
Ardagh Group Competitors 78 589 398 6 2.31

Ardagh Group currently has a consensus target price of $24.39, suggesting a potential upside of 23.55%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 3.29%. Given Ardagh Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ardagh Group is more favorable than its rivals.


Ardagh Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 65.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.8% of Ardagh Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are held by 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ardagh Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ardagh Group $6.67 billion -$57.85 million N/A
Ardagh Group Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 142.01

Ardagh Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ardagh Group N/A N/A N/A
Ardagh Group Competitors 2.79% 22.95% 4.07%


Ardagh Group beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group SA, formerly Ardagh Finance Holdings SA, is a Luxembourg-based company engaged in the packing industry. The Company focuses on the design and manufacture of rigid packaging solutions mainly for food and beverage markets. Its activities are divided into two business segments: Metal packing, which supplies aluminum and steel beverage cans, two-piece aluminum, two-piece tinplate and three-piece tinplate food and specialty cans, as well as a range of can ends, among others, and Glass packing, which delivers glass containers, bottles and jars, among others. Its products are distributed in customized sizes and shapes, as well as are decorated with printed graphics. The Company operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

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