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Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) Competitors

GBX 3,654
+34.00 (+0.94%)
(As of 07:27 AM ET)

SKG vs. SMDS, RPC, MACF, RM2, RBN, CRU, SYM, FLTR, IHG, and NXT

Should you be buying Smurfit Kappa Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Smurfit Kappa Group include DS Smith (SMDS), RPC Group (RPC), Macfarlane Group (MACF), RM2 International S.A. (RM2.L) (RM2), Robinson (RBN), Coral Products (CRU), Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM), Flutter Entertainment (FLTR), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and NEXT (NXT).

Smurfit Kappa Group vs.

DS Smith (LON:SMDS) and Smurfit Kappa Group (LON:SKG) are both mid-cap consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, community ranking and media sentiment.

Smurfit Kappa Group has higher revenue and earnings than DS Smith. DS Smith is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Smurfit Kappa Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
DS Smith£7.43B0.68£463M£0.331,104.85
Smurfit Kappa Group£11.27B0.85£758M£2.481,473.39

83.1% of DS Smith shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of Smurfit Kappa Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of DS Smith shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Smurfit Kappa Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

DS Smith currently has a consensus target price of GBX 391.67, indicating a potential upside of 7.42%. Smurfit Kappa Group has a consensus target price of GBX 4,015, indicating a potential upside of 9.88%. Given DS Smith's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Smurfit Kappa Group is more favorable than DS Smith.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DS Smith
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Smurfit Kappa Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Smurfit Kappa Group has a net margin of 6.72% compared to Smurfit Kappa Group's net margin of 6.37%. DS Smith's return on equity of 14.31% beat Smurfit Kappa Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DS Smith6.37% 10.77% 4.39%
Smurfit Kappa Group 6.72%14.31%6.89%

DS Smith pays an annual dividend of GBX 18 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Smurfit Kappa Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 131 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. DS Smith pays out 5,454.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Smurfit Kappa Group pays out 5,282.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

In the previous week, DS Smith had 9 more articles in the media than Smurfit Kappa Group. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for DS Smith and 0 mentions for Smurfit Kappa Group. Smurfit Kappa Group's average media sentiment score of 0.65 beat DS Smith's score of 0.00 indicating that DS Smith is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
DS Smith Positive
Smurfit Kappa Group Neutral

DS Smith received 425 more outperform votes than Smurfit Kappa Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 72.62% of users gave Smurfit Kappa Group an outperform vote while only 67.10% of users gave DS Smith an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
DS SmithOutperform Votes
677
67.10%
Underperform Votes
332
32.90%
Smurfit Kappa GroupOutperform Votes
252
72.62%
Underperform Votes
95
27.38%

DS Smith has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smurfit Kappa Group has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Smurfit Kappa Group beats DS Smith on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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SKG vs. The Competition

MetricSmurfit Kappa GroupPackaging & Containers IndustryCyclical SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£9.54B£1.91B£2.07B£1.40B
Dividend Yield3.38%3.15%4.47%11.82%
P/E Ratio1,473.39167.71367.781,681.55
Price / Sales0.8576.39314.64268,400.65
Price / Cash16.2333.0425.6232.84
Price / Book1.701.632.092.73
Net Income£758M£155.81M£185.56M£165.77M
7 Day Performance2.12%0.48%-0.52%0.13%
1 Month Performance-5.87%-0.49%0.55%7.68%
1 Year Performance39.89%-3.28%1.66%23.35%

Smurfit Kappa Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SMDS
DS Smith
0.5091 of 5 stars
GBX 361.40
-0.2%
GBX 386.75
+7.0%
+36.4%£4.99B£7.43B1,095.1529,519Dividend Increase
Insider Selling
News Coverage
RPC
RPC Group
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/A+0.0%£3.26B£3.87B14.76N/A
MACF
Macfarlane Group
0.6159 of 5 stars
GBX 123.50
flat
GBX 145
+17.4%
+12.1%£197.11M£280.71M1,372.221,000
RM2
RM2 International S.A. (RM2.L)
0 of 5 stars
GBX 8.50
flat
N/AN/A£28.89M£5.49M-0.0193Gap Up
High Trading Volume
RBN
Robinson
0 of 5 stars
GBX 110
flat
N/A+7.6%£18.43M£49.67M-2,200.00346
CRU
Coral Products
0 of 5 stars
GBX 13
flat
N/A-8.3%£11.59M£34.81M1,300.00186Dividend Cut
SYM
Symphony Environmental Technologies
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2.65
flat
N/A-65.4%£5.97M£6.75M-265.0043
FLTR
Flutter Entertainment
0.601 of 5 stars
£150.65
+2.3%
£197.22
+30.9%
-5.5%£26.75B£12.27B-2,579.6223,053Gap Down
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
0.0655 of 5 stars
GBX 8,266
-0.4%
GBX 5,362.33
-35.1%
+58.5%£13.42B£3.73B2,382.1313,462
NXT
NEXT
0.0323 of 5 stars
GBX 9,140
+0.4%
GBX 7,350
-19.6%
+40.5%£11.61B£5.49B1,393.2931,947

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This page (LON:SKG) was last updated on 6/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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