Supremex (OTCMKTS:SUMXF – Get Free Report) and Transcontinental (OTCMKTS:TCLAF – Get Free Report) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Supremex and Transcontinental, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Transcontinental has a consensus target price of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 219.39%. Given Transcontinental’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Transcontinental is more favorable than Supremex.
Earnings & Valuation
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Transcontinental is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Supremex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Supremex pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Transcontinental pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Supremex pays out 53.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Transcontinental pays out 35.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.6% of Supremex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of Transcontinental shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Supremex and Transcontinental’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Transcontinental beats Supremex on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Supremex Inc. manufactures and markets envelopes, and paper packaging solutions and specialty products to corporations, resellers, government entities, SMEs, and solutions providers in Canada. The company offers a range of stock and custom envelopes in various styles, shapes, and colors; and e-Commerce fulfillment packaging solutions; polyethylene bags for courier applications and bubble mailers. It serves various industries, including pharmaceutical, health and beauty, ecommerce, nutraceutical, food and beverage, apparel, and electronics sectors. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in LaSalle, Canada.
Transcontinental Inc. engages in the flexible packaging business in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. It operates through Packaging, Printing, and Media sectors. The Packaging sector engages in the extrusion, lamination, printing, and converting packaging solutions; and manufacturing and recycling flexible plastic, including rollstock, bags and pouches, coextruded films, shrink films and bags, and advanced coatings. This sector serves agriculture, beverage, cheese and dairy, coffee and tea, frozen, health and wellness, home and personal care, industrial, lawn and garden, meat and protein, pet food, snacks, confection and dairy foods, tobacco, music, and entertainment markets, as well as supermarkets. The Printing sector provides integrated services for retailers, such as premedia services, flyer and in-store marketing product printing, and door-to-door distribution, as well as print solutions for newspapers, magazines, 4-color books, and personalized and mass marketing products. The Media sector is involved in printing and digital publishing of educational and trade books, and specialized publications for professionals and newspapers in French and English. Transcontinental Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
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