Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) is one of 21 public companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors 631 1295 1361 22 2.23

As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 3.34%. Given Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its rivals’ 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%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors 0.83% 7.50% 4.36%

Volatility and Risk

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts N/A N/A 44.68
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors $21.17 billion $332.40 million 575.21

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.8% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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.

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