Analyzing Karat Packaging (KRT) and Its Rivals

Karat Packaging (NASDAQ:KRTGet Rating) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Karat Packaging to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.


This table compares Karat Packaging and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Karat Packaging 5.70% 19.79% 10.45%
Karat Packaging Competitors 3.94% 3.26% 5.07%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Karat Packaging and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Karat Packaging $364.24 million $20.78 million 17.94
Karat Packaging Competitors $2.32 billion $139.30 million 17.06

Karat Packaging’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Karat Packaging. Karat Packaging is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Karat Packaging and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Karat Packaging 0 0 5 0 3.00
Karat Packaging Competitors 116 675 795 43 2.47

Karat Packaging presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.99%. As a group, “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 39.79%. Given Karat Packaging’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Karat Packaging has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.7% of Karat Packaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of shares of all “Plastics products, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

About Karat Packaging (Get Rating)

Karat Packaging Inc. manufactures and distributes single-use disposable products in plastic, paper, biopolymer-based, and other compostable forms used in various restaurant and foodservice settings. It provides food and take-out containers, bags, tableware, cups, lids, cutlery, straws, specialty beverage ingredients, equipment, gloves, and other products under the Karat Earth brand. The company offers its products to domestic and regional distributors, restaurant chains, retail establishments, and online customers. It also provides new product development, design, printing, and logistics services. Karat Packaging Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Chino, California.

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