Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) and RealD (NYSE:RLD) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cott Corporation and RealD, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cott Corporation 0 2 5 0 2.71
RealD 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cott Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $17.14, indicating a potential upside of 18.72%. Given Cott Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cott Corporation is more favorable than RealD.

Profitability

This table compares Cott Corporation and RealD’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cott Corporation -3.23% 1.58% 0.36%
RealD -8.50% -11.24% -6.77%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cott Corporation and RealD’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cott Corporation $3.43 billion 0.58 $369.20 million ($0.79) -18.28
RealD N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cott Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than RealD.

Dividends

Cott Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. RealD does not pay a dividend. Cott Corporation pays out -30.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cott Corporation beats RealD on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cott Corporation

Cott Corp is a Canada-based company, which along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates through five operating segments: Water & Coffee Solutions; Cott North America; Cott United Kingdom (Cott U.K.), Royal Crown International (RCI) and Mexico. Water & Coffee Solutions segment provides direct-to-consumer products, such as bottled water, coffee, brewed tea, water dispensers, coffee and tea brewers, and filtration equipment. Its traditional business consists of its Cott North America, Cott U.K. and All Other segments. Its traditional business produces products, including carbonated soft drinks, shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy drinks and shots, sports drinks, new age beverages, ready-to liquid enhancers, freezables, hot chocolate, creamers/whiteners, cereals and beverage concentrates directly or through third-party manufacturers.

About RealD

RealD Inc. (RealD) is a licensor of three dimensional (3D) and other visual technologies. The Company’s property portfolio is used in applications that enable a viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. The Company licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. The Company operates in three segments: cinema, consumer electronics and professional. It also provides certain of its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content distributors. It licenses 3D technologies for use in professional and other non-theatrical applications. The Company’s visual technology is used in different applications and businesses, including entertainment, consumer electronics, education, aerospace, defense and healthcare. As of March 31, 2015, the Company’s RealD Cinema Systems were deployed on approximately 26,700 theater screens in 70 countries.

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