B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and AdvancePierre Foods (NYSE:APFH) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares B&G Foods and AdvancePierre Foods’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B&G Foods||$1.39 billion||1.76||$109.42 million||$1.51||24.37|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.9% of B&G Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of B&G Foods shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares B&G Foods and AdvancePierre Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
B&G Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. AdvancePierre Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. B&G Foods pays out 123.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AdvancePierre Foods pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AdvancePierre Foods has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for B&G Foods and AdvancePierre Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
B&G Foods currently has a consensus price target of $40.75, suggesting a potential upside of 10.73%. AdvancePierre Foods has a consensus price target of $37.67, suggesting a potential downside of 6.42%. Given B&G Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe B&G Foods is more favorable than AdvancePierre Foods.
B&G Foods beats AdvancePierre Foods on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
B&G Foods Company Profile
B&G Foods, Inc. (B&G Foods) is a holding company. The Company manufactures, sells and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, nut clusters and other specialty products. Its products are marketed under various brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Static Guard, Sugar Twin, Tone’s, Trappey’s, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, Weber and Wright’s.
AdvancePierre Foods Company Profile
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. is a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrees and snacks. The Company operates through four segments. The Foodservice segment’s portfolio of products includes breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Philly steaks, fully cooked hamburger-patties, country-fried steak, stuffed entrees and chicken tenders. The Retail segment sells both branded and private label ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as grilled chicken sandwiches and stuffed pockets; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as stuffed chicken breasts. The Convenience segment sells customized ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as breakfast sandwiches and burgers; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as cinnamon dough bites. The Industrial segment supplies other food producers, such as packaged food companies under short-term co-manufacturing agreements.
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