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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Delhaize Group and Boulder Brands’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Delhaize Group N/A N/A N/A $1.17 24.03
Boulder Brands N/A N/A N/A $0.01 1,103.00

Delhaize Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Boulder Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Delhaize Group and Boulder Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delhaize Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Boulder Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Delhaize Group pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Boulder Brands does not pay a dividend. Delhaize Group pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Delhaize Group has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Delhaize Group and Boulder Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delhaize Group 1.77% 7.11% 3.43%
Boulder Brands 0.61% 0.59% 0.50%

Summary

Delhaize Group beats Boulder Brands on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Delhaize Group

Delhaize le Lion de Leeuw BV (Belgium Branch), formerly Delhaize Group SA, is a Belgium-based food retailer. The Company operates through three segments: the United States, including Food Lion and Hannaford banners; Belgium, including Delhaize Le Lion and AD Delhaize banners, and Southeastern Europe (SEE), including Alfa Beta, Mega Image and Shop&Go banners. The Company is principally engaged in the operation of food supermarkets through Company-operated, affiliated and franchised stores. Affiliated stores are with its banners that are operated by independent third parties to whom the Company sells its products at wholesale prices. Its store network also includes other store formats, such as proximity, cash and carry, and specialty stores. The Company has stores located in the United States (Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic), Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia, Romania and Indonesia. The Company operates over 3,510 stores.

About Boulder Brands

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.

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