Royal Bank of Canada (NASDAQ: PENX) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Royal Bank of Canada to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Royal Bank of Canada||2.06%||8.92%||3.56%|
|Royal Bank of Canada Competitors||3.86%||10.19%||4.52%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Royal Bank of Canada||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Royal Bank of Canada Competitors||286||1624||1953||53||2.45|
As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.79%. Given Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Royal Bank of Canada has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
63.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned 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.
Risk & Volatility
Royal Bank of Canada has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals have a beta of 0.68, meaning that their average share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Royal Bank of Canada||N/A||N/A||26.36|
|Royal Bank of Canada Competitors||$10.40 billion||$574.35 million||418.50|
Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada 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.
Royal Bank of Canada rivals beat Royal Bank of Canada on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
About Royal Bank of Canada
Penford Corporation (Penford) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of natural-based ingredient systems for food and industrial applications, including fuel grade ethanol. The Company has research and development capabilities, which are used in understanding the complex chemistry of carbohydrate-based materials and in developing applications to address customer needs. Penford operates in two business segments: Industrial Ingredients and Food Ingredients. Industrial Ingredients segment is a supplier of chemically modified starches to the paper and packaging industries. Industrial Ingredients also produces food grade corn starch for sale by the Company’s Food Ingredients business. Food Ingredients segment is a developer and manufacturer of specialty starches and dextrins to the food manufacturing and food service industries. This business is engaged is in leveraging the inherent characteristics from potato, corn, tapioca and rice to help improve its customers’ product performance.
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