Karat Packaging (KRT) and Its Rivals Financial Review

Karat Packaging (NASDAQ:KRTGet Rating) is one of 21 public companies in the “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Karat Packaging to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Karat Packaging and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Karat Packaging 5.70% 19.79% 10.45%
Karat Packaging Competitors 3.94% 3.26% 5.07%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.7% of Karat Packaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Karat Packaging and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Karat Packaging 0 0 5 0 3.00
Karat Packaging Competitors 116 673 793 41 2.47

Karat Packaging currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 39.78%. As a group, “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 39.37%. Given Karat Packaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Karat Packaging is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Karat Packaging and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Karat Packaging $364.24 million $20.78 million 17.06
Karat Packaging Competitors $2.32 billion $139.30 million 17.21

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

Karat Packaging Company Profile (Get Rating)

Karat Packaging Inc. manufactures and distributes single-use disposable products in plastic, paper, biopolymer-based, and other compostable forms used in various restaurant and foodservice settings. It provides food and take-out containers, bags, tableware, cups, lids, cutlery, straws, specialty beverage ingredients, equipment, gloves, and other products under the Karat Earth brand. The company offers its products to domestic and regional distributors, restaurant chains, retail establishments, and online customers. It also provides new product development, design, printing, and logistics services. Karat Packaging Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Chino, California.

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