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How Does Berry Plastics Group Compare to Its Peers?

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Berry Plastics Group and its peers

In this article, we’ll compare Berry Plastics Group with its peers and a few of its ETFs:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Berry Plastics Group (BERY), Sealed Air (SEE), Aptargroup (ATR), Bemis Company (BMS), and Silgan Holdings (SLGN) are 64.7x, 33.6x, 23.4x, 18.3x, and 18.0x, respectively.

  • The price-to-sales ratios of Berry Plastics, Sealed Air, AptarGroup, Bemis Company, and Silgan Holdings are 0.84x, 1.2x, 1.9x, 1.0x, and 0.78x, respectively.

According to the above findings, these peers have mostly outperformed Berry Plastics Group based on price-to-sales ratio. However, BERY is way ahead of its peers based on PE ratio.

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ETFs that invest in Berry Plastics Group

The Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT) invests 0.52% of its holdings in Berry Plastics Group. The ETF tracks a market cap–weighted index of stocks in the broad US materials sector.

The Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) invests 0.51% of its holdings in BERY. The ETF tracks a very broad market cap–weighted index of US materials companies.

The First Trust US IPO (FPX) invests 0.34% of its holdings in BERY. The ETF tracks a market cap–weighted index of the 100 largest US IPOs over the first 1,000 trading days of each stock. Stocks must pass additional quantitative screens to make it into the index.

Comparing Berry Plastics Group and its ETFs

Now let’s compare Berry Plastics Group with the ETFs listed above:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of BERY, FMAT, VAW, and FPX are 10.7%, -10.4%, -9.8%, and 3.1%, respectively.
  • The PE ratios of BERY, FMAT, VAW, and FPX are 64.7x, 30.9x, 30.2x, and 28.9x, respectively.

Thus, Berry Plastics Group has outperformed its ETFs based on price movement and PE ratio.

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