TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare TriMas Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of TriMas Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of TriMas Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares TriMas Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TriMas Corporation -4.01% 12.18% 6.03%
TriMas Corporation Competitors 2.79% 22.95% 4.07%

Risk and Volatility

TriMas Corporation has a beta of 2.07, suggesting that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TriMas Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TriMas Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TriMas Corporation 0 3 1 0 2.25
TriMas Corporation Competitors 78 589 398 6 2.31

TriMas Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $25.25, suggesting a potential downside of 1.75%. As a group, “Non-Paper Containers & Packaging” companies have a potential upside of 4.42%. Given TriMas Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TriMas Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TriMas Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
TriMas Corporation $794.02 million -$39.80 million -35.69
TriMas Corporation Competitors $4.37 billion $175.49 million 142.66

TriMas Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than TriMas Corporation. TriMas Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

TriMas Corporation rivals beat TriMas Corporation on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About TriMas Corporation

TriMas Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets. The Company operates through four segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Energy and Engineered Components. The Packaging segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of engineered closure and dispensing systems for a range of end markets, including steel and plastic industrial, and consumer packaging applications. The Aerospace segment is a designer and manufacturer of a range of products for use in the aerospace industry. The Energy segment is a manufacturer and distributor of metallic and non-metallic gaskets, bolts, industrial fasteners and specialty products for the petroleum refining, petrochemical, oil field and industrial markets. The Engineered Components segment is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure and acetylene cylinders for the transportation, storage and dispensing of compressed gases.

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