Boulder Brands (NASDAQ: SMBL) and Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Boulder Brands and Diplomat Pharmacy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boulder Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Diplomat Pharmacy 1 8 3 0 2.17

Diplomat Pharmacy has a consensus price target of $18.66, suggesting a potential downside of 9.92%. Given Diplomat Pharmacy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diplomat Pharmacy is more favorable than Boulder Brands.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Boulder Brands and Diplomat Pharmacy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boulder Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Diplomat Pharmacy $4.53 billion 0.31 $70.47 million $0.17 121.82

Diplomat Pharmacy has higher revenue and earnings than Boulder Brands.

Profitability

This table compares Boulder Brands and Diplomat Pharmacy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boulder Brands 0.61% 0.59% 0.50%
Diplomat Pharmacy 0.27% 7.97% 4.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.9% of Diplomat Pharmacy shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.4% of Diplomat Pharmacy shares are owned 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.

Summary

Diplomat Pharmacy beats Boulder Brands on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Boulder Brands Company Profile

Boulder Brands, Inc. is a natural consumer packaged food company. The Company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific health trends: the Glutino Food Group and Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC’s Gluten Free brands for gluten free diets; the Earth Balance brand for plant-based diets; the Level Life brand for diabetic diets; EVOL Food branded foods for consumers seeking convenient foods made with pure and simple ingredients, and the Smart Balance brand for heart healthier diets. The Company distributes its products in all retail channels, including natural, grocery, club and mass merchandise. The Company also has a presence in the foodservice and industrial channels. The Company operates in two segments: Natural and Balance. The Natural segment consists of Udi’s, Glutino and EVOL branded products. The Balance segment consists of Smart Balance, Earth Balance and Level Life branded products.

Diplomat Pharmacy Company Profile

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (Diplomat) operates a specialty pharmacy business, which stocks, dispenses and distributes prescriptions for various biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Company operates through specialty pharmacy services segment. The Company’s primary focus is on medication management programs for individuals with chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialty infusion therapy, and various other serious and/or long-term conditions. The Company provides specialty pharmacy support services to a national network of retailers and independent pharmacy groups, hospitals and health systems. The Company offers various services, such as specialty drug dispensing, retail specialty services, hospital and health system services, and hub services. The Company’s patient care system is used to coordinate and track patient adherence and safety.

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