Contrasting Karat Packaging (KRT) & Its Competitors

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


This table compares Karat Packaging and its peers’ 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%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.7% of Karat Packaging shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Karat Packaging and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Karat Packaging 0 0 5 0 3.00
Karat Packaging Competitors 116 675 795 43 2.47

Karat Packaging presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.26%. As a group, “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 35.80%. Given Karat Packaging’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Karat Packaging has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Karat Packaging $364.24 million $20.78 million 17.90
Karat Packaging Competitors $2.32 billion $139.30 million 17.38

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

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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