Head-To-Head Comparison: AdvancePierre Foods Holdings (APFH) vs. Its Competitors

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings N/A N/A 19.63
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors $10.40 billion $574.35 million 416.33

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 7.00% N/A 8.96%
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 3.86% 10.10% 4.51%

Dividends

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 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.

Insider and 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, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Competitors 288 1629 1960 53 2.45

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $37.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.42%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 0.97%. Given AdvancePierre Foods Holdings’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AdvancePierre Foods Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings peers beat AdvancePierre Foods Holdings on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings 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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