Head to Head Survey: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) and United Natural Foods (UNFI)
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and United Natural Foods’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.47||44.68|
|United Natural Foods||$9.27 billion||0.23||$130.15 million||$2.56||16.66|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and United Natural Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|United Natural Foods||5||9||5||0||2.00|
United Natural Foods has a consensus price target of $41.71, suggesting a potential downside of 2.21%. Given United Natural Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe United Natural Foods is more favorable than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and United Natural Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||6.90%||15.58%||11.41%|
|United Natural Foods||1.66%||9.42%||5.37%|
Risk and Volatility
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Natural Foods has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Company Profile
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is a retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, complementary beverages, and treats and packaged sweets. The Company’s principal business includes owning and franchising Krispy Kreme stores, at which a range of doughnuts, including the Company’s Original Glazed doughnut, together with complementary products, including an array of coffees and other beverages. The Company operates through four business segments: Company Stores, Domestic Franchise, International Franchise and KK Supply Chain. The Company Stores segment includes the doughnut shops operated by the Company. The Domestic Franchise segment consists of the Company’s domestic store franchise operations and the licensing of Krispy Kreme products domestically. The International Franchise segment consists of the Company’s international store franchise operations. The KK Supply Chain segment produces doughnut mixes and manufactures doughnut-making equipment.
United Natural Foods Company Profile
United Natural Foods, Inc. is a distributor and retailer of natural, organic and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale and Other. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the national distribution of natural, organic and specialty foods, produce and related products in the United States and Canada. The Other segment includes a retail division, which engages in the sale of natural foods and related products to the general public through retail storefronts on the east coast of the United States; a manufacturing division, which engages in importing, roasting and packaging of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and snack items, and its branded product lines. Its operations consist of three operating divisions: Wholesale Division, Retail Division, and Manufacturing and Branded Products divisions. As of July 30, 2016, the Company had offered 100,000 natural, organic and specialty foods, and non-food products, consisting of national, regional and private-label brands.
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