SunOpta (NASDAQ: STKL) and Mondelez International (NYSE:KFT) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares SunOpta and Mondelez International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunOpta -3.70% -0.70% -0.23%
Mondelez International 7.23% 7.78% 2.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for SunOpta and Mondelez International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunOpta 0 2 3 0 2.60
Mondelez International 0 0 0 0 N/A

SunOpta presently has a consensus price target of $8.88, suggesting a potential upside of 6.29%. Given SunOpta’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SunOpta is more favorable than Mondelez International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.3% of SunOpta shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of SunOpta shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SunOpta and Mondelez International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunOpta $1.31 billion 0.55 $70.04 million ($0.64) -13.05
Mondelez International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SunOpta has higher revenue and earnings than Mondelez International.

Summary

SunOpta beats Mondelez International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SunOpta

Sunopta Inc is a Canada-based company, which operates businesses focused on a healthy products portfolio. It operates through the following segments: Global Ingredients and Consumer Products. The Global Ingredients segment aggregates its North American and international raw material sourcing and supply operating segments focused on the procurement, processing and sale of specialty and organic grains, seeds, fruits, grain- and cocoa-based ingredients, and other commodities. The Consumer Products segment provides healthy and organic food products that are consumer-packaged to retailers, foodservice distributors and food manufacturers with a range of branded and private label products. It is focused on sourcing non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and organic ingredients, and manufacturing healthy food and beverage products. It manufactures packaged products focused on the healthy beverage, healthy fruit and healthy snack categories.

About Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. is a snack company. The Company manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products for consumers. It operates through four segments: Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), Europe and North America. As of December 31, 2016, its brands spanned five product categories: Biscuits (including cookies, crackers and salted snacks); Chocolate; Gum and candy; Beverages (including coffee and powdered beverages), and Cheese and grocery. Itsportfolio includes various snack brands, including Nabisco, Oreo, LU and belVita biscuits; Cadbury, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone chocolate; Trident gum; Halls candy, and Tang powdered beverages. The Company sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores and retail food outlets. As of December 31, 2016, it sold its products to consumers in approximately 165 countries.

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