Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “FOOD” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Hain Celestial Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.
This table compares Hain Celestial Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hain Celestial Group||3.38%||8.35%||4.86%|
|Hain Celestial Group Competitors||-115.53%||-4.98%||1.18%|
Hain Celestial Group has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hain Celestial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.68, indicating that their average stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.2% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “FOOD” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.3% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “FOOD” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hain Celestial Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hain Celestial Group||1||10||3||0||2.14|
|Hain Celestial Group Competitors||624||2708||2774||115||2.38|
Hain Celestial Group presently has a consensus price target of $41.46, suggesting a potential upside of 20.11%. As a group, “FOOD” companies have a potential upside of 11.48%. Given Hain Celestial Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hain Celestial Group is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Hain Celestial Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hain Celestial Group||$2.85 billion||$67.42 million||36.72|
|Hain Celestial Group Competitors||$7.59 billion||$480.94 million||14.72|
Hain Celestial Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hain Celestial Group. Hain Celestial Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Hain Celestial Group beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Hain Celestial Group Company Profile
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World. Its Rest of World segment includes Canada and Europe. The Company’s brand names include Almond Dream, Arrowhead Mills, Bearitos, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Empire, Europe’s Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper’s, FreeBird, Gale’s, Garden of Eatin’, GG UniqueFiber, Hain Pure Foods, Hartley’s, Health Valley, Imagine, Johnson’s Juice Co., Joya, Kosher Valley, Lima, The Greek Gods, Tilda, Walnut Acres, WestSoy, Yves Veggie Cuisine and Yorkshire Provender. Its personal care products are marketed under the Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Earth’s Best, JASON, Live Clean and Queen Helene brands.
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