Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) and White Fox Ventures (OTCMKTS:AWAW) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Philip Morris International and White Fox Ventures’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Philip Morris International||$78.10 billion||1.75||$6.04 billion||$4.93||17.86|
|White Fox Ventures||$70,000.00||28.52||-$9.40 million||N/A||N/A|
Philip Morris International has higher revenue and earnings than White Fox Ventures.
Volatility & Risk
Philip Morris International has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, White Fox Ventures has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Philip Morris International pays an annual dividend of $4.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. White Fox Ventures does not pay a dividend. Philip Morris International pays out 92.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Philip Morris International has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
72.9% of Philip Morris International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Philip Morris International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of White Fox Ventures shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Philip Morris International and White Fox Ventures, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Philip Morris International||1||4||9||0||2.57|
|White Fox Ventures||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Philip Morris International presently has a consensus price target of $98.08, indicating a potential upside of 11.37%. Given Philip Morris International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Philip Morris International is more favorable than White Fox Ventures.
This table compares Philip Morris International and White Fox Ventures’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Philip Morris International||8.20%||-78.80%||19.36%|
|White Fox Ventures||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Philip Morris International beats White Fox Ventures on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Philip Morris International
Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Its portfolio of brands comprises Marlboro, Parliament, Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark, Philip Morris, Merit, Virginia S., Muratti, and Next. The company also owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A, and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines; Belmont and Canadian Classics in Canada; and Delicados in Mexico. Philip Morris International Inc. markets and sells its products in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. The company has a strategic collaboration with Parallax Development Corp. for the development and commercialization of a nicotine-delivery system. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About White Fox Ventures
White Fox Ventures, Inc. focuses on designing, marketing, and distributing electronic cigarettes worldwide. It also intends to offer vaporizers, liquid nicotine, and related accessories. The company focuses on distributing its products through wholesale and retail distribution channels, including convenience stores, retail chains, wholesale trade, pharmacies, gas stations, hotels, industrial consumers, clubs, casinos, and duty free stores; and breathecig.com Website and other online sales platforms. White Fox Ventures, Inc. is based in New York, New York.
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