Analyzing Internationa Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN)
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) and The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitabiliy.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Internationa Flavors & Fragrances and The Hain Celestial Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Internationa Flavors & Fragrances||$3.16 billion||3.34||$662.56 million||$5.03||26.56|
|The Hain Celestial Group||$2.87 billion||1.62||$265.06 million||N/A||N/A|
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than The Hain Celestial Group.
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The Hain Celestial Group does not pay a dividend. Internationa Flavors & Fragrances pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Hain Celestial Group has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
This table compares Internationa Flavors & Fragrances and The Hain Celestial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Internationa Flavors & Fragrances||12.72%||26.75%||10.75%|
|The Hain Celestial Group||-0.75%||-1.09%||-0.61%|
Volatility & Risk
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Hain Celestial Group has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
83.6% of Internationa Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of The Hain Celestial Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Internationa Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of The Hain Celestial Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Internationa Flavors & Fragrances and The Hain Celestial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Internationa Flavors & Fragrances||1||11||4||0||2.19|
|The Hain Celestial Group||1||11||7||0||2.32|
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $138.45, suggesting a potential upside of 3.64%. The Hain Celestial Group has a consensus target price of $41.86, suggesting a potential downside of 6.69%. Given Internationa Flavors & Fragrances’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Internationa Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than The Hain Celestial Group.
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances beats The Hain Celestial Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Internationa Flavors & Fragrances Company Profile
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. creates, manufactures and supplies flavors and fragrances (including cosmetic active ingredients) used to impart or improve flavor or fragrance in a range of consumer products. The Company operates in two segments: Flavors and Fragrances. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds that are sold to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food and sweet products. The Fragrances segment offers fragrance compounds and fragrance ingredients. Its cosmetic active ingredients consist of active and functional ingredients, botanicals and delivery systems to support its customers’ cosmetic and personal care product lines. Its products are sold to manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics, hair and other personal care products, soaps and detergents, meat and other processed foods, beverages, snacks and savory foods, sweet and baked goods, and pharmaceutical and oral care products, among others.
The Hain Celestial Group Company Profile
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World. Its Rest of World segment includes Canada and Europe. The Company’s brand names include Almond Dream, Arrowhead Mills, Bearitos, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Empire, Europe’s Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper’s, FreeBird, Gale’s, Garden of Eatin’, GG UniqueFiber, Hain Pure Foods, Hartley’s, Health Valley, Imagine, Johnson’s Juice Co., Joya, Kosher Valley, Lima, The Greek Gods, Tilda, Walnut Acres, WestSoy, Yves Veggie Cuisine and Yorkshire Provender. Its personal care products are marketed under the Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Earth’s Best, JASON, Live Clean and Queen Helene brands.
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