Blue Apron (APRN) vs. Its Competitors Financial Contrast

Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Blue Apron to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.


This table compares Blue Apron and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Apron -21.67% N/A -51.87%
Blue Apron Competitors 4.70% 14.19% 4.85%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.4% of Blue Apron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Blue Apron and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Apron 1 12 3 0 2.13
Blue Apron Competitors 282 1593 1929 52 2.45

Blue Apron presently has a consensus target price of $7.04, suggesting a potential upside of 74.65%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.31%. Given Blue Apron’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blue Apron is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Blue Apron and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Apron $795.41 million -$54.88 million N/A
Blue Apron Competitors $10.42 billion $577.33 million 780.42

Blue Apron’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Blue Apron.


Blue Apron competitors beat Blue Apron on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

Blue Apron Company Profile

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is focused on providing recipes and fresh ingredients for making home cooking accessible. The Company offers under a novel business model in which it source, process, store and package meal ingredients and ship them directly to consumers. The Company’s core products include Meals and Wine. Meals product, which offers two meal plans, such as two person plan and family plan. Two person plan, which includes three recipes per week (chosen from six options), each of which serves two people and shipping is free. The Company provides original recipes with the pre-portioned ingredients to complement tastes and lifestyles of college graduates, young couples, families, singles, and empty nesters.

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