Matthews International Corporation (MATW) versus Its Peers Head to Head Analysis

Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Matthews International Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Matthews International Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Matthews International Corporation $1.50 billion $190.96 million 25.08
Matthews International Corporation Competitors $14.65 billion $2.94 billion 14.12

Matthews International Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Matthews International Corporation. Matthews International Corporation 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.

Risk and Volatility

Matthews International Corporation has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matthews International Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.09, meaning that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Matthews International Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Matthews International Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Matthews International Corporation Competitors 366 1099 1247 28 2.34

Matthews International Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $83.50, indicating a potential upside of 39.28%. As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential upside of 0.10%. Given Matthews International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Matthews International Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Matthews International Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Matthews International Corporation 5.17% 16.23% 5.40%
Matthews International Corporation Competitors 6.15% 158.39% 7.91%

Dividends

Matthews International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Matthews International Corporation pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Personal Products” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Matthews International Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.6% of Matthews International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Matthews International Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned 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.

Summary

Matthews International Corporation competitors beat Matthews International Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Matthews International Corporation Company Profile

Matthews International Corporation is a provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. The Company operates through three segments: SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. The SGK Brand Solutions segment provides brand development, deployment and delivery (consisting of brand management, printing plates and cylinders, pre-media services and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services). The Memorialization segment manufactures and markets a line of memorialization products used primarily in cemeteries, funeral homes and crematories. The Industrial Technologies segment designs, manufactures and distributes a range of marking, coding and industrial automation solutions, order fulfillment systems and related consumables.

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