Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and HRG Group (NYSE:HRG) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.4% of Tupperware Brands Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of HRG Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Tupperware Brands Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of HRG Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Tupperware Brands Corporation and HRG Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tupperware Brands Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
HRG Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tupperware Brands Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $68.50, suggesting a potential upside of 14.57%. Given Tupperware Brands Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Tupperware Brands Corporation is more favorable than HRG Group.

Risk and Volatility

Tupperware Brands Corporation has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HRG Group has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Tupperware Brands Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. HRG Group does not pay a dividend. Tupperware Brands Corporation pays out 87.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tupperware Brands Corporation and HRG Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tupperware Brands Corporation $2.25 billion 1.35 $392.60 million $3.10 19.29
HRG Group $5.05 billion 0.64 $886.00 million $0.62 25.94

HRG Group has higher revenue and earnings than Tupperware Brands Corporation. Tupperware Brands Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HRG Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Tupperware Brands Corporation and HRG Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tupperware Brands Corporation 7.00% 102.71% 14.11%
HRG Group 2.49% -5.34% -0.27%

Summary

Tupperware Brands Corporation beats HRG Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tupperware Brands Corporation Company Profile

Tupperware Brands Corporation is a global direct-to-consumer company. The Company operates through five segments in three geographic regions: Europe (Europe, Africa and the Middle East), Asia Pacific and the Americas. Its segments are Europe, Asia Pacific, Tupperware North America, Beauty North America and South America. Its Europe, Asia Pacific and Tupperware North America segments include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand. The Europe segment includes Avroy Shlain in South Africa and Nutrimetics in France, which sell beauty and personal care products. The Beauty North America segment offers cosmetics, skin care and personal care products marketed under the BeautiControl brand in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and the Fuller Cosmetics brands in Mexico and Central America. The South America segment offers housewares and beauty products under the Fuller, Nutrimetics, Nuvo and Tupperware brands.

HRG Group Company Profile

HRG Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Products and Insurance. The Consumer Products segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (Spectrum Brands). The Insurance segment includes its subsidiary, Front Street Re (Delaware) Ltd. (Front Street). Through Spectrum Brands, the Company is a diversified global branded consumer products company. The Company offers seven product categories: consumer batteries, small appliances, global pet supplies, home and garden control products, personal care products, hardware and home improvement products and global auto care. Through Front Street, the Company is engaged in the business of providing long-term reinsurance, including reinsurance to the specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred and payout annuities. The Company’s subsidiary, Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL), provides life insurance and annuity products.

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