Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) and Jarden (NYSE:JAH) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Tupperware Brands and Jarden, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tupperware Brands 0 5 1 0 2.17
Jarden 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tupperware Brands presently has a consensus target price of $68.40, suggesting a potential upside of 10.32%. Given Tupperware Brands’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tupperware Brands is more favorable than Jarden.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tupperware Brands 5.82% 53.57% 7.48%
Jarden -0.16% -0.43% -0.12%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tupperware Brands and Jarden’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tupperware Brands $2.21 billion 1.43 $223.60 million $2.75 22.55
Jarden N/A N/A N/A $0.70 84.24

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.3% of Tupperware Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Tupperware Brands shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Tupperware Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Jarden does not pay a dividend. Tupperware Brands pays out 98.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Tupperware Brands beats Jarden on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tupperware Brands

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. The South America segment offers housewares and beauty products under the Fuller, Nutrimetics, Nuvo and Tupperware brands.

About Jarden

Jarden Corporation (Jarden) is a consumer products company. The Company operates in three primary business segments: Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions and Outdoor Solutions. The Branded Consumables segment manufactures or sources, markets and distributes branded consumer products. The Consumer Solutions segment manufactures or sources, markets, and distributes household products. The Outdoor Solutions segment manufactures or sources, markets and distributes consumer active lifestyle products. The Company distributes its products through club stores; craft stores; direct-to-consumer channels, consisting of company Websites, department stores, drugstores, grocery retailers, home improvement stores, mass merchandisers and online; specialty retailers, and wholesalers, as well as Yankee Candle retail stores. The Company manufactures products at facilities in China, Europe, Latin America and North America, as well as through third-party sourcing, primarily in Asia.

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