Head to Head Analysis: Amira Nature Foods (ANFI) versus Darling Ingredients (DAR)

Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients’ 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
Darling Ingredients 1.76% 2.96% 1.32%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amira Nature Foods $551.83 million 0.27 $25.08 million N/A N/A
Darling Ingredients $3.40 billion 0.86 $102.31 million $0.39 45.69

Darling Ingredients has higher revenue and earnings than Amira Nature Foods.

Risk and Volatility

Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Darling Ingredients has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.0% of Amira Nature Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amira Nature Foods 0 1 1 0 2.50
Darling Ingredients 0 1 4 0 2.80

Amira Nature Foods currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 98.51%. Darling Ingredients has a consensus price target of $19.40, suggesting a potential upside of 8.87%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Darling Ingredients.

Summary

Darling Ingredients beats Amira Nature Foods on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amira Nature Foods Company Profile

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.

Darling Ingredients Company Profile

Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling) is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. The Company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. The Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment.

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