Financial analysis: Ball (NYSE: BALL) and Ardagh Metal Packaging (NYSE: AMBP)

Ball (NYSE:BALL – Get Rating) and Ardagh Metal Packaging (NYSE:AMBP – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Ball and Ardagh Metal Packaging.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Ball 7.80% 30.95% 5.85%
Ardagh metal packaging N / A 112.89% 5.08%

Volatility and risk

Ball has a beta of 0.55, indicating its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Ardagh Metal Packaging has a beta of 0.52, indicating its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations and price targets for Ball and Ardagh Metal Packaging, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Ball 0 1 1 0 2.50
Ardagh metal packaging 0 3 6 0 2.67

Ball currently has a consensus target price of $87.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.00%. Ardagh Metal Packaging has a consensus target price of $11.53, suggesting a potential upside of 85.72%. Given Ardagh Metal Packaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Ardagh Metal Packaging is more favorable than Ball.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Ball’s shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Ball’s stock is held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares Ball and Ardagh Metal Packaging revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Ball $13.81 billion 1.71 $878.00 million $3.42 21.56
Ardagh metal packaging $4.06 billion 0.92 -$210.00 million N / A N / A

Ball has higher revenues and profits than Ardagh Metal Packaging.


Ball beats Ardagh Metal Packaging on 8 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ball company profile (Get a rating)

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.

Ardagh Metal Packaging Company Profile (Get a rating)

Ardagh Metal Packaging SA supplies metal beverage cans in Europe, USA and Brazil. Its products are used in a variety of end-use categories, including beer, soft drinks, energy drinks, hard seltzers, juices, pre-mixed cocktails, teas, sparkling waters and wine. The company serves beverage producers. The company is based in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Ardagh Metal Packaging SA is a subsidiary of Ardagh Group SA

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Sarah J. Greer