HRG Group (NYSE: HRG) and Libbey (NYSE:LBY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares HRG Group and Libbey’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HRG Group||$5.22 billion||0.58||-$198.80 million||$0.62||24.45|
Libbey has higher revenue, but lower earnings than HRG Group. Libbey is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HRG Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.1% of HRG Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of HRG Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings for HRG Group and Libbey, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares HRG Group and Libbey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
HRG Group has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Libbey has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
HRG Group beats Libbey on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
HRG Group Company Profile
HRG Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Products and Insurance. The Consumer Products segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (Spectrum Brands). The Insurance segment includes its subsidiary, Front Street Re (Delaware) Ltd. (Front Street). Through Spectrum Brands, the Company is a diversified global branded consumer products company. The Company offers seven product categories: consumer batteries, small appliances, global pet supplies, home and garden control products, personal care products, hardware and home improvement products and global auto care. Through Front Street, the Company is engaged in the business of providing long-term reinsurance, including reinsurance to the specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred and payout annuities. The Company’s subsidiary, Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL), provides life insurance and annuity products.
Libbey Company Profile
Libbey Inc. is engaged in the design, production and sale of tableware and other products. The Company’s segments are U.S. & Canada; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Other. The U.S. & Canada segment includes sales of manufactured and sourced tableware having an end market destination in the United States and Canada, excluding glass products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which remain in the Latin America segment. The Latin America segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Latin America, including glass products for OEMs that have an end market destination outside of Latin America. The EMEA segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Other segment includes primarily sales of manufactured and sourced glass tableware having an end market destination in Asia Pacific.
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