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 related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -1.94
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.41

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.

Volatility and Risk

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventure Foods’ rivals have a beta of 0.72, meaning that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices 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 271 1513 1867 53 2.46

Inventure Foods currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 83.91%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 3.27%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.6% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 4.09% 11.30% 4.72%

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 the snack products segment. 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 Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, and Bob’s Texas Style.

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