Comparing Royal Bank of Canada (PENX) and The Competition

Royal Bank of Canada (NASDAQ: PENX) is one of 44 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Royal Bank of Canada to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its competitors’ 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%
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors 3.50% 9.51% 4.32%

Risk and Volatility

Royal Bank of Canada has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Canada’s competitors have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Royal Bank of Canada and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royal Bank of Canada 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors 289 1641 1964 53 2.45

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 2.66%. Given Royal Bank of Canada’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Royal Bank of Canada has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Royal Bank of Canada N/A N/A 26.36
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors $10.42 billion $577.33 million 707.39

Royal Bank of Canada’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.0% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Royal Bank of Canada competitors beat Royal Bank of Canada on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Royal Bank of Canada

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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