Kraft Heinz Foods (NYSE: HNZ) is one of 44 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kraft Heinz Foods to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kraft Heinz Foods N/A N/A N/A
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors 3.86% 10.19% 4.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kraft Heinz Foods and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kraft Heinz Foods 0 2 1 0 2.33
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors 288 1628 1960 53 2.45

Kraft Heinz Foods currently has a consensus price target of $17.65, suggesting a potential downside of 4.85%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.74%. Given Kraft Heinz Foods’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kraft Heinz Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kraft Heinz Foods N/A N/A 5.69
Kraft Heinz Foods Competitors $10.40 billion $574.35 million 410.87

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

Summary

Kraft Heinz Foods competitors beat Kraft Heinz Foods on 10 of the 10 factors compared.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company Profile

H. J. Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in manufacturing and marketing a range of food products throughout the world. The Company’s principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other food products. The Company’s products are manufactured and packaged to provide wholesome foods for consumers, as well as foodservice and institutional customers. The Company manufactures and contracts for the manufacture of its products from a variety of raw food materials. The Company operates in five segments: North American Consumer Products, Europe, Asia/Pacific, U.S. Foodservice and Rest of World. The Company owns or leases office space, warehouses, distribution centers and research and other facilities throughout the world.

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