SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR (OTCMKTS:SMFKY) and RPC Group (OTCMKTS:RPCGF) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and RPC Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR 0 1 2 0 2.67
RPC Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.8% of SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and RPC Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RPC Group N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPC Group has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR and RPC Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR $10.21 billion 0.68 -$762.93 million $3.33 8.84
RPC Group $4.97 billion 0.85 $336.18 million N/A N/A

RPC Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR.


SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. RPC Group does not pay a dividend. SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR pays out 36.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


SMURFIT KAPPA G/ADR beats RPC Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


Smurfit Kappa Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells paper-based packaging products. It operates through two segments, Europe and the Americas. The company offers consumer, retail, industrial, e-commerce, heavy-duty corrugated, and hexacomb packaging products, as well as composite cardboard tubes, and bags and sacks; and bag-in-box, a single-use packaging system that comprises films, accessories, bags, taps, and boxes. It also provides point of sale displays; automated packing lines; various types of containerboards, such as Kraftliners, testliners, and containerboard flutings; and corrugated sheet boards, solid board sheets, folding carton sheet boards, sack Kraft papers, MG Kraft papers, preprints, printing and writing papers, pine and eucalyptus seedlings, and bleached eucalyptus Kraft pulp. In addition, the company offers recycling solutions to cardboard and paper products, as well as operates as a finance company. It primarily serves food, beverage, and household consumables sectors. Smurfit Kappa Group plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

About RPC Group

RPC Group Plc operates as a plastic product design and engineering company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Packaging and Non-Packaging. The Packaging segment designs plastic packaging for end markets, including the food, beverage, personal care, and healthcare markets; and designs and manufactures other plastic products, such as containers for surface coatings comprising paint pots and vaping accessories. It sells its products directly to the brands, as well as to retailers or fillers. The Non-Packaging segment designs and manufactures a range of plastic products that include temporary storage systems for waste and recycling; and technical components for the automotive and heavy vehicles industries. It also makes moulds, which are used to make plastic components and packaging products. This segment sells its products to intermediaries. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rushden, the United Kingdom.

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