Critical Survey: Blue Apron Holdings (APRN) vs. Its Peers

Blue Apron Holdings (NASDAQ: APRN) is one of 45 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Blue Apron Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Apron Holdings -13.29% N/A -37.22%
Blue Apron Holdings Competitors 4.02% 10.90% 4.57%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Blue Apron Holdings and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Apron Holdings N/A N/A -2.91
Blue Apron Holdings Competitors $10.84 billion $602.95 million 323.53

Blue Apron Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Blue Apron Holdings. Blue Apron Holdings 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Blue Apron Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Apron Holdings 2 9 4 0 2.13
Blue Apron Holdings Competitors 286 1551 1784 52 2.44

Blue Apron Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $7.12, suggesting a potential upside of 132.53%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 2.48%. Given Blue Apron Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Blue Apron Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Blue Apron Holdings peers beat Blue Apron Holdings on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Blue Apron Holdings 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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