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DS Smith (SMDS) Competitors

GBX 369.60
-6.80 (-1.81%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

SMDS vs. SKG, HWDN, BDEV, TW, KGF, ENT, PSN, MKS, BKG, and WTB

Should you be buying DS Smith stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of DS Smith include Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), Howden Joinery Group (HWDN), Barratt Developments (BDEV), Taylor Wimpey (TW), Kingfisher (KGF), Entain (ENT), Persimmon (PSN), Marks and Spencer Group (MKS), The Berkeley Group (BKG), and Whitbread (WTB). These companies are all part of the "consumer cyclical" sector.

DS Smith vs.

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

DS Smith presently has a consensus price target of GBX 386.75, suggesting a potential upside of 4.64%. Smurfit Kappa Group has a consensus price target of GBX 4,015, suggesting a potential upside of 3.43%. Given DS Smith's higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe DS Smith is more favorable than Smurfit Kappa Group.

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 DS Smith's net margin of 6.37%. Smurfit Kappa Group's return on equity of 14.31% beat DS Smith'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 received 424 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 67.06% of users gave DS Smith an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
DS SmithOutperform Votes
676
67.06%
Underperform Votes
332
32.94%
Smurfit Kappa GroupOutperform Votes
252
72.62%
Underperform Votes
95
27.38%

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£7.43B0.69£463M£0.341,087.06
Smurfit Kappa Group£11.27B0.90£758M£2.511,546.61

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 3.4%. DS Smith pays out 5,294.1% 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 5,219.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

84.3% of DS Smith shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% of Smurfit Kappa Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of DS Smith shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Smurfit Kappa Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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

In the previous week, DS Smith had 1 more articles in the media than Smurfit Kappa Group. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for DS Smith and 2 mentions for Smurfit Kappa Group. DS Smith's average media sentiment score of 0.25 beat Smurfit Kappa Group's score of 0.00 indicating that DS Smith is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
DS Smith
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Smurfit Kappa Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Smurfit Kappa Group beats DS Smith on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding SMDS and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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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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SMDS vs. The Competition

MetricDS SmithPackaging & Containers IndustryCyclical SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£5.10B£2.00B£2.57B£1.57B
Dividend Yield4.87%3.17%4.34%6.62%
P/E Ratio1,087.06166.03345.381,818.87
Price / Sales0.6993.26272.85329,126.22
Price / Cash6.7624.7325.9432.65
Price / Book1.271.252.362.86
Net Income£463M£156.27M£197.36M£156.50M
7 Day Performance-1.23%0.85%-0.72%3.76%
1 Month Performance8.71%5.24%3.90%11.64%
1 Year Performance19.03%-3.63%2.08%21.54%

DS Smith Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SKG
Smurfit Kappa Group
0.2012 of 5 stars
GBX 3,784
-0.2%
GBX 4,015
+6.1%
+31.2%£9.88B£11.27B1,507.5747,000
HWDN
Howden Joinery Group
1.3317 of 5 stars
GBX 911
-1.2%
GBX 856.43
-6.0%
+37.4%£5.01B£2.31B1,980.4312,000
BDEV
Barratt Developments
0.6587 of 5 stars
GBX 510.40
-1.6%
GBX 509.29
-0.2%
+6.8%£4.97B£4.39B2,320.006,728News Coverage
TW
Taylor Wimpey
0.7654 of 5 stars
GBX 146.95
-1.4%
GBX 135.50
-7.8%
+20.1%£5.20B£3.51B1,469.504,719News Coverage
High Trading Volume
KGF
Kingfisher
0.3424 of 5 stars
GBX 264.40
+0.1%
GBX 250
-5.4%
+9.0%£4.92B£12.98B1,468.8974,525News Coverage
High Trading Volume
ENT
Entain
2.8108 of 5 stars
GBX 741
-0.6%
GBX 1,143.17
+54.3%
-50.3%£4.73B£4.77B-525.5321,212
PSN
Persimmon
0.3541 of 5 stars
GBX 1,455
-0.3%
GBX 1,300.50
-10.6%
+21.9%£4.65B£2.77B1,841.774,825
MKS
Marks and Spencer Group
1.8709 of 5 stars
GBX 273.80
-1.1%
GBX 294.29
+7.5%
+61.9%£5.61B£12.53B1,369.0064,000Dividend Increase
Analyst Forecast
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BKG
The Berkeley Group
0.6162 of 5 stars
GBX 5,305
+0.1%
GBX 4,614.86
-13.0%
+30.7%£5.62B£2.54B1,260.102,802
WTB
Whitbread
2.3587 of 5 stars
GBX 3,090
-1.3%
GBX 4,192.50
+35.7%
-10.8%£5.65B£11.89B1,931.2539,000News Coverage

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This page (LON:SMDS) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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