AdvancePierre Foods (NYSE: APFH) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AdvancePierre Foods to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.0% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for AdvancePierre Foods and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods 0 3 0 0 2.00
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors 290 1637 1963 53 2.45

AdvancePierre Foods presently has a consensus price target of $37.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.42%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.62%. Given AdvancePierre Foods’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AdvancePierre Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvancePierre Foods 7.00% N/A 8.96%
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors 3.50% 9.51% 4.32%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods N/A N/A 19.63
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors $10.42 billion $574.35 million 742.00

AdvancePierre Foods’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods. AdvancePierre 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.

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AdvancePierre Foods pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Food Processing” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.5% and pay out 9.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

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

AdvancePierre Foods Company Profile

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. is a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrees and snacks. The Company operates through four segments. The Foodservice segment’s portfolio of products includes breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Philly steaks, fully cooked hamburger-patties, country-fried steak, stuffed entrees and chicken tenders. The Retail segment sells both branded and private label ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as grilled chicken sandwiches and stuffed pockets; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as stuffed chicken breasts. The Convenience segment sells customized ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as breakfast sandwiches and burgers; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as cinnamon dough bites. The Industrial segment supplies other food producers, such as packaged food companies under short-term co-manufacturing agreements.

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