Critical Contrast: Inventure Foods (SNAK) & The Competition

Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is one of 50 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Inventure Foods to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.9% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Inventure Foods and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 1 0 0 2.00
Inventure Foods Competitors 274 1523 1877 53 2.46

Inventure Foods currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 99.00%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 4.42%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventure Foods’ competitors have a beta of 0.72, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Inventure Foods and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -1.79
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.11

Inventure Foods’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Inventure Foods and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventure Foods -19.06% -38.89% -5.30%
Inventure Foods Competitors 4.09% 11.39% 4.70%

Summary

Inventure Foods competitors beat Inventure Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Inventure Foods Company Profile

Inventure Foods, Inc. is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in the snack products segment. The snack products segment produces potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks, sheeted dough products and extruded products for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers. The products sold under its snack products segment includes products considered part of the indulgent specialty snack food category, as well as products considered part of the healthy/natural food category. Its Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, and Bob’s Texas Style.

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