Reviewing UFP Technologies Inc. (UFPT)’s and Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY)’s results

This is therefore a comparing of the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in UFP Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPT) and Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY). The two are both Packaging & Containers companies that compete with one another.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UFP Technologies Inc. 190.46M 1.29 14.31M 1.50 21.57
Berry Global Group Inc. 8.06B 0.90 421.00M 2.91 18.16

Table 1 demonstrates UFP Technologies Inc. and Berry Global Group Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Berry Global Group Inc. is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than UFP Technologies Inc. When business has higher price-to-earnings means it is more expensive than its counterpart currently. UFP Technologies Inc. has been trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than Berry Global Group Inc., which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.

Profitability

Table 2 represents UFP Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPT) and Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE:BERY)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UFP Technologies Inc. 7.51% 9.8% 7%
Berry Global Group Inc. 5.22% 30.5% 4.6%

Volatility and Risk

UFP Technologies Inc. has a beta of 0.49 and its 51.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Berry Global Group Inc.’s 1.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.01 beta.

Liquidity

UFP Technologies Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 2.7 and 1.8 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Berry Global Group Inc. are 1.9 and 1.1 respectively. UFP Technologies Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Berry Global Group Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for UFP Technologies Inc. and Berry Global Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
UFP Technologies Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Berry Global Group Inc. 0 1 2 2.67

On the other hand, Berry Global Group Inc.’s potential upside is 9.16% and its consensus target price is $60.67.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 74.4% of UFP Technologies Inc. shares and 99.1% of Berry Global Group Inc. shares. Insiders held roughly 8.3% of UFP Technologies Inc.’s shares. Comparatively, Berry Global Group Inc. has 0.15% of it’s share held by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
UFP Technologies Inc. -4.77% -1.97% -11.15% -10.01% 17.21% 7.69%
Berry Global Group Inc. -0.15% 7.39% 4.94% 10.07% -1.71% 11.28%

For the past year UFP Technologies Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Berry Global Group Inc.

Summary

On 8 of the 14 factors Berry Global Group Inc. beats UFP Technologies Inc.

UFP Technologies, Inc. designs and converts foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials and provides solutions to medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, aerospace, and defense markets in the United States. It offers medical device components, disposable wound care components, automotive interior trims, athletic padding, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, military uniform and gear components, and cushion packaging products. The company also provides wine shipping solutions made from molded fiber under the Wine Packs brand name; tube and pipe insulation for clean room environments under the T-Tubes brand; pharmaceutical bag protection system under the BioShell brand name; sanitary solution for nail care services under the Pro-Sticks brand; medical device pouch for protecting small instruments and tools under the FlexShield brand name; and multi-purpose cleaning eraser under the Erasables brand, as well as various products under the Spot Eraser, Tri-Covers, Design Nail, and Mambo names. In addition, it designs, manufactures, and markets various packaging solutions primarily using polyethylene, polyurethane, cross-linked polyethylene foams, and rigid plastics to original equipment and component manufacturers. The company markets and sells its products through direct regional sales force, and independent manufacturer representatives. UFP Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Berry Global Group, Inc. manufactures and distributes plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Malaysia, India, China, and the Netherlands. The company operates through three segments: Health, Hygiene & Specialties; Consumer Packaging; and Engineered Materials. It offers containers; foodservice products, such as thermoformed polypropylene and injection-molded plastic drink cups; closures and over caps comprising continuous-thread and child-resistant closures, as well as aerosol over caps; bottle and prescription containers; and extruded and laminate tubes. The company also provides engineered materials, including corrosion protection products; and cloth and foil, splicing and laminating, flame-retardant, vinyl-coated and carton sealing, electrical, double-faced cloth, masking, mounting, OEM, and medical and specialty tapes. The companyÂ’s engineered materials also consists of drop cloths and retail trash bags; polyvinyl chloride films and boxed products; trash-can liners and food bags; and stretch and shrink films. In addition, it offers flexible packaging products, such as personal care films; food and consumer films, as well as barrier films; and converter films, including coated and laminated products, as well as a range of products for the food, healthcare, and personal care markets. The company sells its products through direct sales force and distributors. The company was formerly known as Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and changed its name to Berry Global Group, Inc. in April 2017. Berry Global Group, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.

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