Danone (OTCMKTS:DANOY) and Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Danone and Beyond Meat’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Danone||$29.11 billion||1.83||$2.78 billion||$0.84||19.60|
|Beyond Meat||$87.93 million||86.18||-$29.89 million||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.4% of Danone shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Danone shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Danone and Beyond Meat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Danone pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Beyond Meat does not pay a dividend. Danone pays out 40.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Danone and Beyond Meat, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Beyond Meat has a consensus price target of $101.39, suggesting a potential downside of 19.56%. Given Beyond Meat’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Beyond Meat is more favorable than Danone.
Danone beats Beyond Meat on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Danone Company Profile
Danone SA operates in the food and beverage industry worldwide. The company operates through four segments: EDP International, EDP Noram, Specialized Nutrition, and Waters. It offers yogurts under the DanActive, Danimals, Dannon, Danonino, Light & Fit, Oikos, Wallaby, YoCrunch, Danone, Danonino or Prostokvashino, Light & Free, and Vitalinea brand names; and almond-based, cashew-based, soy-based products, ice creams and novelties, and nutrition products under the Silk, So Delicious, Vega, and Alpro brands. The company also provides coffee creamers and beverages under the International Delight and Dunkin brands; milk, cheese, and other organic dairy products under the Horizon brand; and packaged salads, green vegetables, as well as fresh and frozen organic fruits and vegetables under the Earthbound Farm brand. In addition, it offers specialized nutrition products for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants, and young children under the Aptamil, Nutrilon, Cow & Gate, Blédina, Bebelac, Malyutka, and Dumex brands. Further, the company provides oral and tube feeding products for the dietary treatment of babies and children; liquid oral nutritional supplements; and hypoallergenic products for babies and children with dairy or multiple food protein allergies primarily under the Nutricia brand. Additionally, it offers water with natural fruit juice extracts, fruit juice, and vitamins under the evian, Volvic, Aqua, Mizone, Bonafont, Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, Hayat, Sirma, Fontvella, Lanjarón, and Zywiec Zdroj brands. The company distributes its products through retail chains and traditional market outlets; convenience stores; hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies; and e-commerce. The company was formerly known as Groupe Danone and changed its name to Danone SA in April 2009. Danone SA was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.
Beyond Meat Company Profile
Beyond Meat, Inc., a food company, manufactures, markets, and sells plant-based meat products in the United States and internationally. The company sells its products under the Beyond Beef, Beyond Chicken, The Beyond Burger, Beyond Meat, Beyond Sausage, Eat What You Love, and The Cookout Classic brand names. Beyond Meat, Inc. sells its products through grocery, mass merchandiser, and natural retailer channels, as well as various food-away-from-home channels, including restaurants, foodservice outlets, and schools. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California. Beyond Meat, Inc. is a subsidiary of Savage River Inc.
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