AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (NYSE: APFH) is one of 42 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare AdvancePierre Foods Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 281 1568 1921 53 2.46

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $37.67, suggesting a potential downside of 6.42%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.67%. Given AdvancePierre Foods Holdings’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AdvancePierre Foods Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its rivals’ 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%
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 3.95% 10.55% 4.62%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings N/A N/A 19.63
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors $10.40 billion $574.35 million 442.46

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods Holdings. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Food Processing” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 9.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings rivals beat AdvancePierre Foods Holdings on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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