Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and AdvancePierre Foods (NYSE:APFH) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and AdvancePierre Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amira Nature Foods N/A N/A N/A
AdvancePierre Foods 7.00% N/A 8.96%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and AdvancePierre Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amira Nature Foods $551.83 million 0.29 $25.08 million N/A N/A
AdvancePierre Foods N/A N/A N/A $2.05 19.63

Amira Nature Foods has higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.1% of Amira Nature Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Amira Nature Foods and AdvancePierre Foods, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amira Nature Foods 0 1 1 0 2.50
AdvancePierre Foods 0 3 0 0 2.00

Amira Nature Foods presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 83.07%. AdvancePierre Foods has a consensus target price of $37.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.42%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than AdvancePierre Foods.

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Amira Nature Foods does not pay a dividend. AdvancePierre Foods pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Amira Nature Foods beats AdvancePierre Foods on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amira Nature Foods

Amira Nature Foods Ltd is primarily engaged in the business of processing and selling packaged Indian specialty rice, primarily basmati rice and other food products. The Company sells Basmati rice and other specialty rice, under its Amira brand, as well as under other third-party brands. It also sells non-basmati rice. It has developed a line of Amira branded products to complement its packaged rice offerings, including edible oil, snacks, ready-to-heat meals and a line of organic product offerings. It is engaged in the institutional sale of bulk commodities to international and regional trading firms, which includes wheat, barley, legume, maize, sugar, soybean meal, onion, potato, millet and others. Its Amira branded product line includes Amira Pure Basmati Rice, Amira Indian Basmati Rice, Smoked Basmati Rice, Amira Khichdi Rice, Amira Navratan Mix and others. The Company’s third-party branded rice products include Euricom Brown Basmati Rice, Bonne Chance Long Grain Rice and others.

About AdvancePierre Foods

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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