Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) is one of 39 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Blue Apron to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Blue Apron and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Apron -21.67% N/A -51.87%
Blue Apron Competitors 4.41% 13.57% 4.43%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Blue Apron and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Apron $795.41 million -$54.88 million N/A
Blue Apron Competitors $11.86 billion $661.11 million 846.07

Blue Apron’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Blue Apron.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.4% of Blue Apron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Blue Apron and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Apron 1 12 3 0 2.13
Blue Apron Competitors 283 1615 1903 52 2.45

Blue Apron presently has a consensus price target of $7.04, indicating a potential upside of 74.65%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.52%. Given Blue Apron’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Blue Apron is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Blue Apron competitors beat Blue Apron on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

Blue Apron 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.

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