Annies (NYSE: BNNY) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Annies to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Annies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Annies N/A N/A N/A
Annies Competitors 4.49% 13.50% 4.38%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Annies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Annies N/A N/A 67.60
Annies Competitors $10.42 billion $577.33 million 656.89

Annies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Annies. Annies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Annies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Annies Competitors 323 1653 1901 53 2.43

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 3.45%. Given Annies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Annies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.1% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies 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.

Summary

Annies competitors beat Annies on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Annies Company Profile

Annie’s, Inc. is a natural and organic food company. The Company’s product lines include natural products, products made with organic ingredients and certified organic products. The Company sells its products in three primary product categories: meals, snacks, and dressings, condiments and other. Its products appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek to avoid artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives that are used in many conventional packaged foods. The Company offers over 145 products and these products are present in over 35,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Products under the Company’s meals category include Macaroni and Cheese, Canned Meals, Pasta Meals, Skillet Meals, Frozen Pizza and Frozen Entrees. Its snack products include Cheddar Bunnies, Bunny Grahams, Fruit Snacks, Snack Mix, Pretzels, Granola Bars and Graham Crackers.

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