Tupperware Brands (TUP) vs. Armstrong World Industries (AWI) Head to Head Survey

Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Tupperware Brands and Armstrong World Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tupperware Brands 1 5 1 0 2.00
Armstrong World Industries 1 6 3 0 2.20

Tupperware Brands presently has a consensus target price of $58.50, indicating a potential upside of 33.56%. Armstrong World Industries has a consensus target price of $61.57, indicating a potential upside of 6.62%. Given Tupperware Brands’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Tupperware Brands is more favorable than Armstrong World Industries.

Dividends

Tupperware Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Armstrong World Industries does not pay a dividend. Tupperware Brands pays out 56.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Tupperware Brands has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Armstrong World Industries has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.9% of Tupperware Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Tupperware Brands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Armstrong World Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tupperware Brands and Armstrong World Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tupperware Brands $2.26 billion 0.99 -$265.40 million $4.84 9.05
Armstrong World Industries $893.60 million 3.43 $154.80 million $3.02 19.12

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

Profitability

This table compares Tupperware Brands and Armstrong World Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tupperware Brands -11.77% 160.65% 15.44%
Armstrong World Industries 12.77% 41.95% 7.84%

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.

Armstrong World Industries Company Profile

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells ceiling systems primarily for use in the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings worldwide. It principally offers mineral fiber, fiberglass wool, and metal ceiling systems. The company produces suspended mineral fiber and soft fiber ceiling systems; suspension system (grid) and ceiling component products; and acoustical ceiling, wall, and structural solutions. It sells its commercial ceiling materials and accessories to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, such as large home centers; and architectural specialties products to resale distributors and ceiling systems contractors. The company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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