Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) and Royal Bank of Canada (NASDAQ:PENX) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Inventure Foods and Royal Bank of Canada’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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)||-1.17|
|Royal Bank of Canada||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.72||26.36|
Royal Bank of Canada has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Royal Bank of Canada, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Inventure Foods and Royal Bank of Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Royal Bank of Canada||2.06%||8.92%||3.56%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Inventure Foods and Royal Bank of Canada, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Royal Bank of Canada||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Inventure Foods presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 101.01%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than Royal Bank of Canada.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
69.6% of Inventure Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Canada has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Inventure Foods beats Royal Bank of Canada on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Royal Bank of Canada Company Profile
Penford Corporation (Penford) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of natural-based ingredient systems for food and industrial applications, including fuel grade ethanol. The Company has research and development capabilities, which are used in understanding the complex chemistry of carbohydrate-based materials and in developing applications to address customer needs. Penford operates in two business segments: Industrial Ingredients and Food Ingredients. Industrial Ingredients segment is a supplier of chemically modified starches to the paper and packaging industries. Industrial Ingredients also produces food grade corn starch for sale by the Company’s Food Ingredients business. Food Ingredients segment is a developer and manufacturer of specialty starches and dextrins to the food manufacturing and food service industries. This business is engaged is in leveraging the inherent characteristics from potato, corn, tapioca and rice to help improve its customers’ product performance.
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