Critical Comparison: Darling Ingredients (DAR) vs. Amira Nature Foods (ANFI)

Darling Ingredients (NYSE: DAR) and Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Darling Ingredients and Amira Nature Foods’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Darling Ingredients $3.40 billion 0.89 $102.31 million $0.39 47.05
Amira Nature Foods $551.83 million 0.27 $25.08 million $0.85 4.72

Darling Ingredients has higher revenue and earnings than Amira Nature Foods. Amira Nature Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Darling Ingredients, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.5% of Darling Ingredients shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.0% of Amira Nature Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Darling Ingredients has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.13, meaning that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Darling Ingredients and Amira Nature Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Darling Ingredients 1.76% 2.96% 1.32%
Amira Nature Foods N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Darling Ingredients and Amira Nature Foods, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Darling Ingredients 0 1 4 0 2.80
Amira Nature Foods 0 1 1 0 2.50

Darling Ingredients currently has a consensus price target of $19.40, suggesting a potential upside of 5.72%. Amira Nature Foods has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 99.50%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Darling Ingredients.


Darling Ingredients beats Amira Nature Foods on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Amira Nature Foods

Amira Nature Foods Ltd is primarily engaged in the business of processing and selling packaged Indian specialty rice, primarily basmati rice and other food products. The Company sells Basmati rice and other specialty rice, under its Amira brand, as well as under other third-party brands. It also sells non-basmati rice. It has developed a line of Amira branded products to complement its packaged rice offerings, including edible oil, snacks, ready-to-heat meals and a line of organic product offerings. It is engaged in the institutional sale of bulk commodities to international and regional trading firms, which includes wheat, barley, legume, maize, sugar, soybean meal, onion, potato, millet and others. Its Amira branded product line includes Amira Pure Basmati Rice, Amira Indian Basmati Rice, Smoked Basmati Rice, Amira Khichdi Rice, Amira Navratan Mix and others. The Company’s third-party branded rice products include Euricom Brown Basmati Rice, Bonne Chance Long Grain Rice and others.

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