Analyzing Annies (BNNY) and Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares Annies and its peers’ 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 4.55% 14.33% 4.69%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Annies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Annies Competitors 324 1683 2006 53 2.44

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 8.69%. Given Annies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Annies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.1% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Annies and its peers top-line 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 570.04

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

Summary

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

About Annies

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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