AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (NYSE: APFH) is one of 44 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AdvancePierre Foods Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 7.00% N/A 8.96%
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 2.64% -18.41% 2.35%

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Food Processing” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 9.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 287 1627 1957 53 2.45

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $37.67, suggesting a potential downside of 6.42%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.09%. Given AdvancePierre Foods Holdings’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AdvancePierre Foods Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings N/A N/A 19.63
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors $10.40 billion $574.35 million 405.80

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods Holdings. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.2% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings peers beat AdvancePierre Foods Holdings on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About AdvancePierre Foods Holdings

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. is a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrees and snacks. The Company operates through four segments. The Foodservice segment’s portfolio of products includes breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Philly steaks, fully cooked hamburger-patties, country-fried steak, stuffed entrees and chicken tenders. The Retail segment sells both branded and private label ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as grilled chicken sandwiches and stuffed pockets; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as stuffed chicken breasts. The Convenience segment sells customized ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as breakfast sandwiches and burgers; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as cinnamon dough bites. The Industrial segment supplies other food producers, such as packaged food companies under short-term co-manufacturing agreements.

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