Amcor (NYSE:AMCR) and Oil-Dri Co. of America (NYSE:ODC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Risk and Volatility
Amcor has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oil-Dri Co. of America has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Amcor pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Oil-Dri Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Amcor pays out 78.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Amcor and Oil-Dri Co. of America, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Amcor presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.52%. Given Amcor’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Amcor is more favorable than Oil-Dri Co. of America.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Amcor and Oil-Dri Co. of America’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amcor||$9.46 billion||1.68||$430.20 million||$0.61||16.08|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||$277.02 million||0.98||$12.61 million||N/A||N/A|
Amcor has higher revenue and earnings than Oil-Dri Co. of America.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.7% of Amcor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.1% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Amcor shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of Oil-Dri Co. of America shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Amcor and Oil-Dri Co. of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oil-Dri Co. of America||4.55%||9.38%||6.35%|
Amcor beats Oil-Dri Co. of America on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Amcor Company Profile
Amcor plc develops, manufactures, and sells various packaging products for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care, and other products worldwide. It provides flexible packaging products, specialty cartons, plastic bottles and jars, and capsules and closures. The company is based in Bristol, the United Kingdom.
Oil-Dri Co. of America Company Profile
Oil-Dri Corporation of America develops, manufactures, and markets sorbent products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The company provides agricultural and horticultural products, including mineral-based absorbent products, which serve as chemical carriers, drying agents, and growing media under the Agsorb, Verge, Flo-Fre, and Terra-Green brand names. It also offers animal health and nutrition products for the livestock industry under the Amlan, Calibrin, ConditionAde, MD-09, and Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus brand names; and bleaching clay and purification aid products for bleaching, purification, and filtration applications under the Pure-Flo, Perform, Select, and Ultra-Clear brand names. In addition, the company provides cat litter products, such as scoopable and non-clumping litters under the Cat’s Pride and Jonny Cat brand names; industrial and automotive sorbent products from clay, polypropylene, and recycled cotton materials to absorb oil, acid, paint, ink, water, and other liquids under the Oil-Dri brand name; and sports products for use on baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields under the Pro’s Choice brand name. Its customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies, and sports field product users; processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils, and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products; and marketers of consumer products. Oil-Dri Corporation of America was founded in 1941 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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