Critical Analysis: Myers Industries (MYE) and Flasr (FLSR)

Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) and Flasr (OTCMKTS:FLSR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Myers Industries and Flasr’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Myers Industries $547.04 million 1.07 -$9.88 million $0.51 32.43
Flasr N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Flasr has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Myers Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Myers Industries and Flasr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Myers Industries -4.21% 18.40% 6.93%
Flasr N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Myers Industries has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flasr has a beta of -3.51, indicating that its stock price is 451% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.9% of Myers Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Myers Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.5% of Flasr shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Myers Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Flasr does not pay a dividend. Myers Industries pays out 105.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Myers Industries and Flasr, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Myers Industries 0 4 1 0 2.20
Flasr 0 0 0 0 N/A

Myers Industries currently has a consensus price target of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 35.03%. Given Myers Industries’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Myers Industries is more favorable than Flasr.

Summary

Myers Industries beats Flasr on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Myers Industries Company Profile

Myers Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company's Material Handling segment provides plastic reusable material handling containers, pallets, small parts bins, bulk shipping containers, storage and organization products, and rotationally-molded plastic tanks for water, fuel, and waste handling applications; welded steel service carts, platform trucks, mobile work centers, racks, and cabinets; plastic trim and interior parts used in the production of seat components, consoles, and other applications in the recreational vehicle, marine, and industrial markets; and plastic fuel containers, portable marine fuel tanks and water containers, ammunition containers, and storage totes under the Buckhorn, Akro-Mils, Jamco Products, Ameri-Kart, and Scepter brands. This segment serves industrial manufacturing, food processing, retail/wholesale products distribution, agriculture, automotive, recreational vehicles, marine vehicles, healthcare, appliance, bakery, electronics, textiles, consumer, and other industries directly and through distributors. Its Distribution segment offers tire valves and accessories, tire changing and balancing equipment, lifts and alignment equipment, service equipment, hand tools, tire repair and retread supplies, highway markings, industrial rubber, tire pressure monitoring systems, general shop supplies; and brake, transmission, and service equipment and supplies. It offers products under the Myers Tire Supply, Myers Tire Supply International, and Patch Rubber Company, Elrick, Fleetline, MTS, Phoenix, and Seymoure brands. This segment serves retail tire, truck tire, and auto dealers; commercial auto and truck fleets; general service and repair centers; tire retreaders and repair; governmental agencies; telecommunications; industrial; road construction; and mining markets. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

Flasr Company Profile

FLASR, Inc. produces and sells portable tobacco flasks for tobacco and moist snuff users in the United States. It offers FLASR, a portable reusable spittoon system that is used primarily to contain moist tobacco by product. The company sells its products to convenience stores through wholesale distribution channels; and sells directly through its Website FLASR.com, as well as through amazon.com. FLASR, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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