Reviewing Amcor Limited ADS (AMCRY) and Hillenbrand (HI)

Amcor Limited ADS (OTCMKTS:AMCRY) and Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Amcor Limited ADS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of Hillenbrand shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Amcor Limited ADS shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Hillenbrand shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.



Profitability

This table compares Amcor Limited ADS and Hillenbrand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amcor Limited ADS N/A N/A N/A
Hillenbrand 4.33% 21.01% 7.97%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amcor Limited ADS and Hillenbrand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amcor Limited ADS $9.32 billion 1.20 $724.00 million N/A N/A
Hillenbrand $1.77 billion 1.41 $76.60 million $2.43 16.42

Amcor Limited ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Hillenbrand.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Amcor Limited ADS and Hillenbrand, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amcor Limited ADS 0 0 3 0 3.00
Hillenbrand 0 0 2 0 3.00

Hillenbrand has a consensus target price of $59.50, indicating a potential upside of 49.09%. Given Hillenbrand’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hillenbrand is more favorable than Amcor Limited ADS.

Risk & Volatility

Amcor Limited ADS has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hillenbrand has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Amcor Limited ADS pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Hillenbrand pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Hillenbrand pays out 34.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hillenbrand has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Summary

Hillenbrand beats Amcor Limited ADS on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amcor Limited ADS Company Profile

Amcor Limited provides packaging solutions in Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It operates through Amcor Rigid Plastics, Amcor Flexibles, and Other/Investments segments. The company manufactures rigid plastic containers for a range of beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads, and personal care items; and plastic caps for various applications. It also manufactures flexible and film packaging for the food and beverage industry, including confectionery, coffee, fresh food and dairy, and pet food packaging; and medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, and snack food segments. In addition, the company offers flexible packaging for specialty folding cartons for tobacco packaging and other industries; and packaging solutions for home and personal care products. Amcor Limited was incorporated in 1926 and is headquartered in Southbank, Australia.

Hillenbrand Company Profile

Hillenbrand, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group segment designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and services process and material handling equipment and systems for various industries, including plastics, food and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilizers, minerals and mining, energy, wastewater treatment, forest products, and other general industrials. It provides twin screw compounding and extrusion machines under the Coperion brand; and material handling equipment, such as pneumatic and hydraulic conveying equipment, high-precision feeders, and blenders, as well as rotary, diverter, and slide gate valves under the Coperion and Coperion K-Tron brand names. This segment also offers size reduction equipment under the Pennsylvania Crusher, Gundlach, and Jeffrey Rader brands; screening and separating equipment under the Rotex brand name; piston and piston diaphragm pump technology under the ABEL brand; pinch and duckbill check valves under the Red Valve, Tideflex Technologies, and RKL Controls brand names; and replacement parts and services. It sells equipment and systems to customers directly, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. The Batesville segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells funeral services products and solutions, such as burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, other personalization and memorialization products, and Web-based technology applications to licensed funeral professionals operating licensed funeral establishments. Hillenbrand, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

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