Kid Brands (KIDBQ) versus Hillenbrand (HI) Head to Head Survey

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Kid Brands (OTCMKTS:KIDBQ) and Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Hillenbrand pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Kid Brands does not pay a dividend. Hillenbrand pays out 34.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hillenbrand has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.7% of Kid Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of Hillenbrand shares are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of Kid Brands shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Hillenbrand shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kid Brands and Hillenbrand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kid Brands N/A N/A N/A
Hillenbrand 4.33% 21.01% 7.97%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kid Brands and Hillenbrand’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kid Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hillenbrand $1.77 billion 1.44 $76.60 million $2.43 16.78

Hillenbrand has higher revenue and earnings than Kid Brands.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kid Brands and Hillenbrand, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kid Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hillenbrand 0 1 1 0 2.50

Hillenbrand has a consensus price target of $59.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.90%. Given Hillenbrand’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hillenbrand is more favorable than Kid Brands.

Volatility & Risk

Kid Brands has a beta of -1.54, indicating that its stock price is 254% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hillenbrand has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hillenbrand beats Kid Brands on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kid Brands Company Profile

Kid Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, imports, markets, and distributes infant and juvenile consumer products. The company offers infant bedding and related nursery accessories and d├ęcor, such as blankets, rugs, mobiles, nightlights, hampers, lamps, and wall art, as well as nursery appliances, diaper bags, and spa/bath products art under the Kids Line, Carter's, Disney, CoCaLo Baby, CoCaLo Couture, and CoCaLo Naturals brands. It also provides cribs, mattresses, and other nursery furniture under the BabiItalia, Europa Baby, Bonavita, Graco, and Serta brands; and developmental toys and feeding products, bath and baby care items, and baby gear with features that address the various stages of an infant's early years under the Sassy, Carter's, Disney, Garanimals, and Kokopax brands. In addition, the company markets a range of products under various licenses, including Carter's, Disney, Graco, and Serta. Kid Brands, Inc. sells its products through its own direct sales force, as well as through independent representatives and distributors to retail customers in the United States and internationally, including mass merchandisers, baby superstores, specialty stores, department stores, and boutiques. The company was formerly known as Russ Berrie and Company, Inc. and changed its name to Kid Brands, Inc. in September 2009. Kid Brands, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Rutherford, New Jersey. On June 18, 2014, Kid Brands, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Hillenbrand Company Profile

Hillenbrand, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group segment designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and services process and material handling equipment and systems for various industries, including plastics, food and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilizers, minerals and mining, energy, wastewater treatment, forest products, and other general industrials. It provides twin screw compounding and extrusion machines under the Coperion brand; and material handling equipment, such as pneumatic and hydraulic conveying equipment, high-precision feeders, and blenders, as well as rotary, diverter, and slide gate valves under the Coperion and Coperion K-Tron brand names. This segment also offers size reduction equipment under the Pennsylvania Crusher, Gundlach, and Jeffrey Rader brands; screening and separating equipment under the Rotex brand name; piston and piston diaphragm pump technology under the ABEL brand; pinch and duckbill check valves under the Red Valve, Tideflex Technologies, and RKL Controls brand names; and replacement parts and services. It sells equipment and systems to customers directly, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. The Batesville segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells funeral services products and solutions, such as burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, other personalization and memorialization products, and Web-based technology applications to licensed funeral professionals operating licensed funeral establishments. Hillenbrand, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

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