AdvancePierre Foods (NYSE: APFH) and Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.1% of Amira Nature Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares AdvancePierre Foods and Amira Nature Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Amira Nature Foods||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AdvancePierre Foods and Amira Nature Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amira Nature Foods||$551.83 million||0.29||$25.08 million||N/A||N/A|
Amira Nature Foods has higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods.
AdvancePierre Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Amira Nature Foods does not pay a dividend. AdvancePierre Foods pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for AdvancePierre Foods and Amira Nature Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Amira Nature Foods||0||1||1||0||2.50|
AdvancePierre Foods currently has a consensus price target of $37.67, suggesting a potential downside of 6.42%. Amira Nature Foods has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 82.23%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than AdvancePierre Foods.
Amira Nature Foods beats AdvancePierre Foods on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About AdvancePierre Foods
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.
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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