Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is one of 50 publicly-traded 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 valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Inventure Foods and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 1 0 0 2.00
Inventure Foods Competitors 265 1500 1857 53 2.46

Inventure Foods currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.38%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 1.73%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its rivals.

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.7% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -2.37
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.36

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.

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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