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

Profitability

This table compares Inventure Foods and its competitors’ 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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.6% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Inventure Foods and its competitors, 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 273 1518 1869 53 2.46

Inventure Foods presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 101.01%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 4.18%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -1.78
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.36

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

Risk and 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’ competitors have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

About Inventure Foods

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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