Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) and JBS (NASDAQ:JBSAY) Financial Contrast

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Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) and JBS (OTCMKTS:JBSAY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cal-Maine Foods and JBS, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cal-Maine Foods 0 1 2 0 2.67
JBS 1 0 0 0 1.00

Cal-Maine Foods presently has a consensus target price of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.65%. Given Cal-Maine Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Cal-Maine Foods is more favorable than JBS.

Volatility & Risk

Cal-Maine Foods has a beta of -0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JBS has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cal-Maine Foods and JBS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cal-Maine Foods 3.19% 4.61% 3.89%
JBS -0.05% 18.89% 4.67%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.3% of Cal-Maine Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of JBS shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Cal-Maine Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cal-Maine Foods and JBS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cal-Maine Foods $1.35 billion 1.40 $18.39 million $0.44 88.05
JBS $49.70 billion 0.18 $1.54 billion N/A N/A

JBS has higher revenue and earnings than Cal-Maine Foods.


Cal-Maine Foods beats JBS on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cal-Maine Foods Company Profile

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. produces, grades, packages, markets, and distributes shell eggs. The company offers specialty shell eggs, such as nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic, and brown eggs under the Egg-Land's Best, Land O' Lakes, Farmhouse, and 4-Grain brand names, as well as under private labels. It sells its products to various customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors, and egg product consumers primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

JBS Company Profile

JBS S.A., a food company, processes and trades in animal protein worldwide. It offers beef, pork, chicken, and lamb products and by-products; food products; pet food and concentrates; and bresaola. The company also produces and commercializes steel cans, plastic resins, soap bases and bars, biodiesel, glycerin, fatty acid, collagen, and wrapper, as well as wet blue, semi-finished, and finished leather products; manages industrial residue; purchases and sells soybeans; and produces, cogenerates, and commercializes electric power. In addition, it is involved in tallow, palm oil, caustic soda, stearin, transportation, dog biscuits, hygiene and personal care, and sausage casings business; the operation of distribution centers and harbors; and the provision of cattle fattening, transportation, logistics, warehousing, and waste management and recycling services. Further, the company trades in cooked frozen meat; and operates Mercado da Carne store that provides beef and related items. It offers its products under the 1953, Doriana, Friboi, Massa Leve, Maturatta, Seara, Seara Gourmet, Swift, Angus Friboi, Anglo, Big Frango, Bordon, Confiança, delicate, Do Chef, Frangosul, Frigor Hans, LeBon, Reserva Friboi, Rezende, 1855, Incrível Seara, 5 Star, Aspen Ridge, Plumrose, Gold'n Plump, Just Bared Chicken, La Herencia, Moy Park, Pilgrim's, Primo, Rigamonti, and Swift Black. The company was formerly known as Friboi Ltda. JBS S.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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