Reviewing Jarden (JAH) and The Middleby (MIDD)
Jarden (NYSE: JAH) and The Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) are both appliances, tools & housewares – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Jarden and The Middleby’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The Middleby||$2.27 billion||3.12||$284.21 million||$5.31||23.84|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Jarden and The Middleby, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
The Middleby has a consensus target price of $136.63, suggesting a potential upside of 7.93%. Given The Middleby’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Middleby is more favorable than Jarden.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
100.0% of The Middleby shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of The Middleby shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Jarden and The Middleby’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
The Middleby beats Jarden on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Jarden Corporation (Jarden) is a consumer products company. The Company operates in three primary business segments: Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions and Outdoor Solutions. The Branded Consumables segment manufactures or sources, markets and distributes branded consumer products. The Consumer Solutions segment manufactures or sources, markets, and distributes household products. The Outdoor Solutions segment manufactures or sources, markets and distributes consumer active lifestyle products. The Company distributes its products through club stores; craft stores; direct-to-consumer channels, consisting of company Websites, department stores, drugstores, grocery retailers, home improvement stores, mass merchandisers and online; specialty retailers, and wholesalers, as well as Yankee Candle retail stores. The Company manufactures products at facilities in China, Europe, Latin America and North America, as well as through third-party sourcing, primarily in Asia.
About The Middleby
The Middleby Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of commercial foodservice, food processing equipment and residential kitchen equipment. The Company operates in three segments: the Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group, the Food Processing Equipment Group and the Residential Kitchen Equipment Group. It is also engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution and service of a range of foodservice equipment used in commercial restaurants and institutional kitchens; food preparation, cooking, baking, chilling and packaging equipment for food processing operations, and kitchen equipment, including ranges, ovens, refrigerators, ventilation and dishwashers used in the residential market. It manufactured and assembled the equipment at 28 facilities in the United States, and 23 international manufacturing facilities as of December 31, 2016. Its brands include Anets, Beech, Blodgett, Blodgett Combi, Stewart Systems, Mercury, Rangemaster, Rayburn and Redfyre.
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