Head to Head Review: Inventure Foods (NASDAQ:SNAK) vs. Its Rivals

Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Inventure Foods to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Inventure Foods and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $269.01 million -$30.24 million -1.17
Inventure Foods Competitors $10.84 billion $602.95 million 333.97

Inventure Foods’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Inventure Foods and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 2 0 0 2.00
Inventure Foods Competitors 287 1623 1953 53 2.45

Inventure Foods currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 101.51%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 1.51%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventure Foods -34.84% -78.14% -7.19%
Inventure Foods Competitors 3.71% 10.34% 4.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventure Foods’ peers have a beta of 0.70, indicating that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Inventure Foods peers beat Inventure Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Inventure Foods Company Profile

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.

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