Head-to-head record: Ball (NYSE:BALL) vs. Crown (NYSE:CCK)


Ball (NYSE:BALL – Get Rating) and Crown (NYSE:CCK – Get Rating) are both large-cap industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.6% of Ball shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 91.5% of Crown shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Ball’s stock is held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 1.8% of Crown shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and risk

Ball has a beta of 0.55, which means its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Crown has a beta of 1.11, which means its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ball and Crown, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Ball 0 0 0 0 N / A
Crown 0 0 ten 0 3.00

Crown has a consensus price target of $144.27, suggesting a potential upside of 39.18%. Given Crown’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly think Crown is more favorable than Ball.


Ball pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Crown pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Ball pays 23.4% of its earnings as a dividend. Crown pays -19.7% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years. Crown has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Ball and Crown.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Ball 7.80% 30.95% 5.85%
Crown -4.63% 39.60% 6.62%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares Ball and Crown’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Ball $13.81 billion 1.62 $878.00 million $3.42 8:39 p.m.
Crown $11.39 billion 1.12 -$560.00 million ($4.47) -23.19

Ball has higher revenue and profits than Crown. Crown trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ball, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Crown beats Ball on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the ball (Get an evaluation)

Ball Corporation provides aluminum foil packaging products for the beverage, personal care and household products industries in the United States, Brazil and abroad. It operates through four segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage packaging, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Beverage packaging, South America; and aerospace. The company manufactures and sells aluminum beverage containers to soft drink, beer, energy drink and other beverage fillers. It also develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems and other technologies for the civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets, as well as defense equipment, tactical solutions for antenna and video, civil and operational space equipment and systems engineering. services. In addition, the company designs, manufactures and tests satellites, remote sensors and ground station control hardware and software; and provides launcher integration and satellite operation services. In addition, it offers target identification, warning and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and quick-direction mirrors to government agencies or their prime contractors. In addition, the company manufactures and sells extruded aluminum aerosol containers, resealable aluminum bottles, aluminum cups and aluminum caps. Ball Corporation was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.

About the crown (Get an evaluation)

Crown Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells packaging products and equipment for consumer goods and industrial products in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. It offers products for consumer goods, including steel and aluminum cans for the food and beverage industries. The Company also provides products for industrial products, such as steel and plastic strapping consumables and equipment, paper-based protective packaging, and plastic film consumables and equipment for the metal, plastic and plastic industries. food and beverage, construction, agriculture, corrugated and general. In addition, it offers other consumer products, glass bottles for beverage products, steel crowns, aluminum caps, steel wristbands, plastic wristbands, industrial films and other related products. , as well as equipment and tools, such as manual, semi-automatic, and automatic equipment and tools used in end-of-line manufacturing applications to apply industrial solution consumables. Crown Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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