Comparing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) and Its Competitors
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) is one of 21 public companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.3% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors||647||1346||1376||22||2.23|
As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 3.84%. Given Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||N/A||N/A||44.68|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors||$21.17 billion||$332.40 million||423.68|
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ peers have a beta of 0.94, meaning that their average stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts||6.90%||15.58%||11.41%|
|Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Competitors||1.03%||7.48%||4.40%|
About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is a retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, complementary beverages, and treats and packaged sweets. The Company’s principal business includes owning and franchising Krispy Kreme stores, at which a range of doughnuts, including the Company’s Original Glazed doughnut, together with complementary products, including an array of coffees and other beverages. The Company operates through four business segments: Company Stores, Domestic Franchise, International Franchise and KK Supply Chain. The Company Stores segment includes the doughnut shops operated by the Company. The Domestic Franchise segment consists of the Company’s domestic store franchise operations and the licensing of Krispy Kreme products domestically. The International Franchise segment consists of the Company’s international store franchise operations. The KK Supply Chain segment produces doughnut mixes and manufactures doughnut-making equipment.
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