Head-To-Head Review: Kraft Heinz Foods (HNZ) and The Competition

Kraft Heinz Foods (NYSE: HNZ) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Kraft Heinz Foods to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kraft Heinz Foods and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kraft Heinz Foods 0 2 1 0 2.33
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors 292 1643 1971 53 2.45

Kraft Heinz Foods presently has a consensus price target of $17.65, indicating a potential downside of 5.11%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 2.02%. Given Kraft Heinz Foods’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kraft Heinz Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kraft Heinz Foods N/A N/A N/A
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors 3.50% 9.51% 4.32%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.0% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kraft Heinz Foods N/A N/A 5.71
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors $10.42 billion $577.33 million 709.07

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

Summary

Kraft Heinz Foods rivals beat Kraft Heinz Foods on 10 of the 10 factors compared.

About Kraft Heinz Foods

H. J. Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in manufacturing and marketing a range of food products throughout the world. The Company’s principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other food products. The Company’s products are manufactured and packaged to provide wholesome foods for consumers, as well as foodservice and institutional customers. The Company manufactures and contracts for the manufacture of its products from a variety of raw food materials. The Company operates in five segments: North American Consumer Products, Europe, Asia/Pacific, U.S. Foodservice and Rest of World. The Company owns or leases office space, warehouses, distribution centers and research and other facilities throughout the world.

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