AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (NASDAQ: APFH) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.


Mondelez International pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings does not pay a dividend. Mondelez International pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and Mondelez International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
Mondelez International 0 2 8 1 2.91

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $37.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.42%. Mondelez International has a consensus price target of $50.91, indicating a potential upside of 27.11%. Given Mondelez International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mondelez International is more favorable than AdvancePierre Foods Holdings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.8% of Mondelez International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Mondelez International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and Mondelez International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 7.00% N/A 8.96%
Mondelez International 6.92% 11.96% 5.00%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and Mondelez International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mondelez International $25.57 billion 2.36 $4.37 billion $1.14 35.13

Mondelez International has higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods Holdings.


Mondelez International beats AdvancePierre Foods Holdings on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Company Profile

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. is a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrees and snacks. The Company operates through four segments. The Foodservice segment’s portfolio of products includes breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Philly steaks, fully cooked hamburger-patties, country-fried steak, stuffed entrees and chicken tenders. The Retail segment sells both branded and private label ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as grilled chicken sandwiches and stuffed pockets; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as stuffed chicken breasts. The Convenience segment sells customized ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as breakfast sandwiches and burgers; sandwich components, such as chicken patties, and other entrees and snacks, such as cinnamon dough bites. The Industrial segment supplies other food producers, such as packaged food companies under short-term co-manufacturing agreements.

Mondelez International Company Profile

Mondelez International, Inc. is a snack company. The Company manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products for consumers. It operates through four segments: Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), Europe and North America. As of December 31, 2016, its brands spanned five product categories: Biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salted snacks); Chocolate; Gum and candy; Beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and Cheese and grocery. Itsportfolio includes various snack brands, including Nabisco, Oreo, LU and belVita biscuits; Cadbury, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone chocolate; Trident gum; Halls candy, and Tang powdered beverages. The Company sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores and retail food outlets. As of December 31, 2016, it sold its products to consumers in approximately 165 countries.

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