AdvancePierre Foods (NYSE: APFH) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AdvancePierre Foods to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods N/A N/A 19.63
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors $10.89 billion $603.22 million 766.43

AdvancePierre Foods’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than AdvancePierre Foods. AdvancePierre Foods 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for AdvancePierre Foods and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods 0 3 0 0 2.00
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors 291 1644 1972 53 2.45

AdvancePierre Foods presently has a consensus target price of $37.67, suggesting a potential downside of 6.42%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 2.33%. Given AdvancePierre Foods’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AdvancePierre Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.9% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvancePierre Foods 7.00% N/A 8.96%
AdvancePierre Foods Competitors 3.35% 9.14% 4.26%

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AdvancePierre Foods 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 peers beat AdvancePierre Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

AdvancePierre Foods 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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