Blue Apron Holdings (NASDAQ: APRN) and B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.


B&G Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Blue Apron Holdings does not pay a dividend. B&G Foods pays out 122.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Blue Apron Holdings has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.


This table compares Blue Apron Holdings and B&G Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Apron Holdings -13.29% N/A -37.22%
B&G Foods 6.64% 15.43% 4.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Blue Apron Holdings and B&G Foods, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Apron Holdings 1 10 4 0 2.20
B&G Foods 0 4 4 0 2.50

Blue Apron Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $7.77, suggesting a potential upside of 42.82%. B&G Foods has a consensus target price of $41.50, suggesting a potential upside of 28.48%. Given Blue Apron Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blue Apron Holdings is more favorable than B&G Foods.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.4% of B&G Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of B&G 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Blue Apron Holdings and B&G Foods’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Apron Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
B&G Foods $1.52 billion 1.41 $317.39 million $1.52 21.25

B&G Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Blue Apron Holdings.


B&G Foods beats Blue Apron Holdings on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blue Apron Holdings Company Profile

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is focused on providing recipes and fresh ingredients for making home cooking accessible. The Company offers under a novel business model in which it source, process, store and package meal ingredients and ship them directly to consumers. The Company’s core products include Meals and Wine. Meals product, which offers two meal plans, such as two person plan and family plan. Two person plan, which includes three recipes per week (chosen from six options), each of which serves two people and shipping is free. The Company provides original recipes with the pre-portioned ingredients to complement tastes and lifestyles of college graduates, young couples, families, singles, and empty nesters.

B&G Foods Company Profile

B&G Foods, Inc. (B&G Foods) is a holding company. The Company manufactures, sells and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, nut clusters and other specialty products. Its products are marketed under various brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Static Guard, Sugar Twin, Tone’s, Trappey’s, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, Weber and Wright’s.

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