Performance Food Group (PFGC) versus Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) Head-To-Head Comparison

Performance Food Group (NYSE: PFGC) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Performance Food Group has a beta of -0.22, meaning that its stock price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Performance Food Group and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Performance Food Group $16.76 billion 0.21 $96.30 million $1.03 33.30
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts N/A N/A N/A $0.47 44.68

Performance Food Group has higher revenue and earnings than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Performance Food Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Performance Food Group and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Performance Food Group 0.62% 15.02% 3.60%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 6.90% 15.58% 11.41%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Performance Food Group and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Performance Food Group 0 4 5 0 2.56
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 0 0 0 0 N/A

Performance Food Group presently has a consensus target price of $30.71, indicating a potential downside of 10.45%. Given Performance Food Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Performance Food Group is more favorable than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.3% of Performance Food Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Performance Food Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Performance Food Group beats Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Performance Food Group Company Profile

Performance Food Group Company, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes food and food-related products. The Company operates through three segments: Performance Foodservice, PFG Customized and Vistar. The Performance Foodservice segment distributes a range of national brands, customer brands, and branded food and food-related products. It sells to independent or street, and multi-unit or chain, restaurants and other institutions. Its PFG Customized segment provides service to family and casual dining restaurant chains, and fast casual and quick service restaurant chains. Its Vistar segment specializes in distributing candy, snacks, beverages and other items nationally to the vending, office coffee service, theater, hospitality and other channels. Its products include a range of frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared appetizers and entrees, and desserts; a range of canned and dry foods; fresh meats; dairy products; beverage products, and snack and other products.

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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