Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is one of 50 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Inventure Foods to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Inventure Foods and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventure Foods -19.06% -38.89% -5.30%
Inventure Foods Competitors 4.08% 11.36% 4.77%

Risk & Volatility

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventure Foods’ rivals have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.7% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Inventure Foods and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -2.21
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.51

Inventure Foods’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Inventure Foods and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 1 0 0 2.00
Inventure Foods Competitors 360 1681 1919 62 2.42

Inventure Foods presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.94%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 0.82%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Inventure Foods rivals beat Inventure Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Inventure Foods Company Profile

Inventure Foods, Inc. is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in two segments: frozen products and snack products. The frozen products segment produces frozen fruits, vegetables, beverages and frozen desserts for sale primarily to groceries, club stores and mass merchandisers. The snack products segment produces potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks, sheeted dough products and extruded products for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers. The products sold under its snack products segment includes products considered part of the indulgent specialty snack food category, as well as products considered part of the healthy/natural food category. Its Frozen Products segment’s brands include Rader Farms and Jamba. Its Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, Bob’s Texas Style and Vidalia.

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