Darling Ingredients (DAR) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

Darling Ingredients (NYSE: DAR) is one of 50 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Darling Ingredients to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Darling Ingredients has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Darling Ingredients’ rivals have a beta of 0.72, meaning that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Darling Ingredients and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Darling Ingredients 0 1 4 0 2.80
Darling Ingredients Competitors 275 1537 1884 53 2.46

Darling Ingredients currently has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.34%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 18.41%. Given Darling Ingredients’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Darling Ingredients has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Darling Ingredients and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Darling Ingredients $3,398.11 $102.31 34.71
Darling Ingredients Competitors $10,837.90 $602.95 18.36

Darling Ingredients’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Darling Ingredients. Darling Ingredients 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Darling Ingredients and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Darling Ingredients 2.39% 3.99% 1.77%
Darling Ingredients Competitors 4.00% 11.29% 4.60%

Summary

Darling Ingredients rivals beat Darling Ingredients on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Darling Ingredients

Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling) is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. The Company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. The Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment.

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