Head-To-Head Review: Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) versus PIGEON CORP/ADR (PGENY)

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PIGEON CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:PGENY) and Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares PIGEON CORP/ADR and Tupperware Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PIGEON CORP/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Tupperware Brands -8.73% -145.79% 16.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for PIGEON CORP/ADR and Tupperware Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PIGEON CORP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tupperware Brands 2 3 0 0 1.60

Tupperware Brands has a consensus target price of $42.75, indicating a potential upside of 17.51%. Given Tupperware Brands’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tupperware Brands is more favorable than PIGEON CORP/ADR.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PIGEON CORP/ADR and Tupperware Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PIGEON CORP/ADR $917.43 million 5.22 $126.52 million $0.26 37.88
Tupperware Brands $2.26 billion 0.78 -$265.40 million $4.84 7.52

PIGEON CORP/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Tupperware Brands. Tupperware Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PIGEON CORP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

PIGEON CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Tupperware Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. PIGEON CORP/ADR pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tupperware Brands pays out 56.2% 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Tupperware Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Tupperware Brands shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

PIGEON CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tupperware Brands has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tupperware Brands beats PIGEON CORP/ADR on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

PIGEON CORP/ADR Company Profile

Pigeon Corporation manufactures, sells, imports, and exports baby and child-care products, maternity items, women's care products, home healthcare products, elder care products, etc. in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Domestic Baby & Mother Care Business, Child Care Service Business, Health & Elder Care Business, Overseas Business, China Business, and Other segments. It offers breastfeeding, weaning, skincare, women's care, and large-sized products for babies, as well as other products for babies and mothers. The company also provides child-rearing support, babysitter dispatch, event child-care, and preschool education services; and operates child-minding facilities and daycare centers. In addition, it offers elder care and anti-aging products, and elder care support services; and baby and mother related products, such as nursing bottles and nipples, toiletries, and skincare products. The company was formerly known as Pigeon Honyuki Honpo Corporation and changed its name to Pigeon Corporation in 1966. Pigeon Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Tupperware Brands Company Profile

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct-to-consumer marketer of various products across a range of brands and categories in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, North America, and South America. The company engages in the manufacture and sale of design-centric preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home, as well as a line of cookware, knives, microwave products, microfiber textiles, water-filtration related items, and an array of products for on-the-go consumers under the Tupperware brand name. It also manufactures and distributes skin and hair care products, cosmetics, bath and body care, toiletries, fragrances, jewelry, and nutritional products under the Avroy Shlain, Fuller, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands. The company sells its products directly to distributors, directors, managers, and dealers. The company was formerly known as Tupperware Corporation and changed its name to Tupperware Brands Corporation in December 2005. Tupperware Brands Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

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