Mobile Mini (MINI) versus Its Peers Critical Comparison

Mobile Mini (NASDAQ: MINI) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “CONTNRS & GLASS” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Mobile Mini to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Mobile Mini has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobile Mini’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mobile Mini and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobile Mini $533.55 million $122.22 million 16.11
Mobile Mini Competitors $4.63 billion $266.86 million 20.93

Mobile Mini’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mobile Mini. Mobile Mini is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Mobile Mini and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobile Mini 0 4 3 0 2.43
Mobile Mini Competitors 137 798 793 11 2.39

Mobile Mini currently has a consensus target price of $45.17, indicating a potential upside of 1.96%. As a group, “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies have a potential upside of 13.24%. Given Mobile Mini’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mobile Mini has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Mobile Mini pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Mobile Mini pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.3% and pay out 42.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.3% of shares of all “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Mobile Mini shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of shares of all “CONTNRS & GLASS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Mobile Mini and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobile Mini 22.91% 6.49% 2.51%
Mobile Mini Competitors 6.97% 26.17% 5.66%


Mobile Mini competitors beat Mobile Mini on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Mobile Mini

Mobile Mini, Inc. is a provider of portable storage solutions. The Company, through its subsidiary, Evergreen Tank Solutions, Inc. (ETS), is a provider of specialty containment solutions in the United States. The Company manages its business as two portable storage solutions business segments, North America and the U.K., and one specialty containment business segment. The Company’s business consists of two product categories: portable storage solutions and specialty containment solutions. Portable storage solutions consist of its container and office product offerings. The Company offers a range of portable storage products with features, such as locking systems, doors, electrical wiring and shelving. Its specialty containment products consist of liquid and solid containment units, pumps and filtration equipment. As of December 31, 2016, its network included 125 portable storage locations, 19 specialty containment locations and 14 combined locations.

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