Cuisine Solutions (OTCMKTS:CUSI) and Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Cuisine Solutions has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kraft Heinz has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Cuisine Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of Kraft Heinz shares are owned by institutional investors. 61.1% of Cuisine Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Kraft Heinz shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cuisine Solutions and Kraft Heinz’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cuisine Solutions N/A N/A N/A
Kraft Heinz -0.76% 6.68% 3.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cuisine Solutions and Kraft Heinz, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cuisine Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kraft Heinz 2 10 7 0 2.26

Kraft Heinz has a consensus price target of $34.37, indicating a potential upside of 6.87%. Given Kraft Heinz’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kraft Heinz is more favorable than Cuisine Solutions.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cuisine Solutions and Kraft Heinz’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cuisine Solutions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kraft Heinz $24.98 billion 1.57 $1.94 billion $2.85 11.28

Kraft Heinz has higher revenue and earnings than Cuisine Solutions.

Summary

Kraft Heinz beats Cuisine Solutions on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cuisine Solutions

Cuisine Solutions, Inc. produces and markets various food products in the United States. Its products include beef, lamb, pork and veal, pastas and sous-vide sides, chicken and moist turkey, prepared sauces, and seafood products, as well as prepared vegetarian meals. The company offers its products to foodservice, on board services, retail, military, and national restaurant chain industries. Cuisine Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Sterling, Virginia.

About Kraft Heinz

The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. Its products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products. The company offers its products under the Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Cracker Barrel, P'Tit Cheese, Tassimo, Classico, Plasmon, Pudliszki, Honig, HP, Benedicta, ABC, Master, Quero, Golden Circle, Wattie's, Glucon D, and Complan names. It sells its products through its own sales organizations, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and certain government agencies, as well as to chain, wholesale, cooperative, and independent grocery accounts. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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