Karat Packaging (KRT) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations 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 116 674 794 41 2.47

Karat Packaging presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 34.72%. As a group, “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 38.86%. Given Karat Packaging’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Karat Packaging has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Karat Packaging $364.24 million $20.78 million 17.71
Karat Packaging Competitors $2.32 billion $139.30 million 17.20

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

Insider and Institutional 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 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 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%

About Karat Packaging (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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