Critical Review: Inventure Foods (SNAK) vs. Campbell Soup (CPB)
Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
69.6% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of Campbell Soup shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.2% of Campbell Soup shares 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.
This table compares Inventure Foods and Campbell Soup’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Campbell Soup pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Inventure Foods does not pay a dividend. Campbell Soup pays out 48.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Inventure Foods and Campbell Soup, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Inventure Foods presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 100.50%. Campbell Soup has a consensus price target of $51.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.37%. Given Inventure Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than Campbell Soup.
Risk and Volatility
Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Campbell Soup has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Inventure Foods and Campbell Soup’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Inventure Foods||$269.01 million||0.29||-$30.24 million||($3.39)||-1.18|
|Campbell Soup||$7.89 billion||1.84||$887.00 million||$2.89||16.72|
Campbell Soup has higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Campbell Soup, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Campbell Soup beats Inventure Foods on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Inventure Foods
Inventure Foods, Inc. is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in the snack products segment. The snack products segment produces potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks, sheeted dough products and extruded products for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers. The products sold under its snack products segment includes products considered part of the indulgent specialty snack food category, as well as products considered part of the healthy/natural food category. Its Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, and Bob’s Texas Style.
About Campbell Soup
Campbell Soup Company is a food company, which manufactures and markets food products. The Company’s segments include Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment includes the retail and food service channel businesses. The segment includes the products, such as Campbell’s condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell’s gravies, pasta, beans and dinner sauces; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages, and Campbell’s tomato juice. The Global Biscuits and Snacks segment includes Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery and frozen products; Arnott’s biscuits, and Kelsen cookies. The Campbell Fresh segment includes Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages and refrigerated salad dressings; Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips and tortilla chips, and the United States refrigerated soup business.
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