SunOpta (STKL) & its Competitors Financial Analysis
SunOpta (NASDAQ: STKL) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare SunOpta to related companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
This table compares SunOpta and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for SunOpta and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SunOpta currently has a consensus target price of $8.88, indicating a potential downside of 0.84%. All “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 3.23%. Given SunOpta’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SunOpta is more favorable than its competitors.
Volatility & Risk
SunOpta has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunOpta’s competitors have a beta of 0.71, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
79.3% of SunOpta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of SunOpta shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SunOpta and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SunOpta||$1.31 billion||$70.04 million||-13.98|
|SunOpta Competitors||$8.38 billion||$1.04 billion||22.45|
SunOpta’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SunOpta. SunOpta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.
SunOpta competitors beat SunOpta on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Sunopta Inc is a Canada-based company, which operates businesses focused on a healthy products portfolio. It operates through the following segments: Global Ingredients and Consumer Products. The Global Ingredients segment aggregates its North American and international raw material sourcing and supply operating segments focused on the procurement, processing and sale of specialty and organic grains, seeds, fruits, grain- and cocoa-based ingredients, and other commodities. The Consumer Products segment provides healthy and organic food products that are consumer-packaged to retailers, foodservice distributors and food manufacturers with a range of branded and private label products. It is focused on sourcing non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and organic ingredients, and manufacturing healthy food and beverage products. It manufactures packaged products focused on the healthy beverage, healthy fruit and healthy snack categories.
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