Financial Survey: B&G Foods (BGS) vs. Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)

B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

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B&G Foods has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hain Celestial Group has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares B&G Foods and Hain Celestial Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
B&G Foods $1.67 billion 1.02 $217.46 million $2.12 12.05
Hain Celestial Group $2.85 billion 1.16 $67.42 million $1.22 26.14

B&G Foods has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hain Celestial Group. B&G Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hain Celestial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.3% of B&G Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.3% of Hain Celestial Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of B&G Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Hain Celestial Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for B&G Foods and Hain Celestial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
B&G Foods 1 3 5 0 2.44
Hain Celestial Group 2 10 3 0 2.07

B&G Foods presently has a consensus price target of $35.88, indicating a potential upside of 40.41%. Hain Celestial Group has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.43%. Given B&G Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe B&G Foods is more favorable than Hain Celestial Group.

Profitability

This table compares B&G Foods and Hain Celestial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B&G Foods 13.04% 17.29% 4.33%
Hain Celestial Group 3.38% 8.35% 4.86%

Dividends

B&G Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Hain Celestial Group does not pay a dividend. B&G Foods pays out 87.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. B&G Foods has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

B&G Foods beats Hain Celestial Group on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

B&G Foods Company Profile

B&G Foods, Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegars, maple syrups, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, cookies and crackers, nut clusters, and other specialty products. The company markets its products under various brands, including Ac'cent, B&G, B&M, Back to Nature, Baker's Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary's, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, Emeril's, Grandma's Molasses, Green Giant, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, MacDonald's, Mama Mary's, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate's Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Sa-són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, SnackWell's, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Tone's, Trappey's, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, Weber, and Wright's. It also sells, markets, and distributes household products under the Static Guard brand. B&G Foods, Inc. sells and distributes its products directly, as well as through a network of independent brokers and distributors to supermarket chains, food service outlets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, non-food outlets, and specialty distributors. The company was formerly known as B&G Foods Holdings Corp. and changed its name to B&G Foods, Inc. in October 2004. B&G Foods, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Hain Celestial Group Company Profile

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurts; chilies and packaged grains; chocolates; and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut. The company's grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating products, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, frozen fruits and vegetables, pre-cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen plant-based meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads, jellies, honey, marmalade products, and other food products. In addition, it provides snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips, puffs, and popcorn; specialty teas, including herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea lattes; personal care products consisting of skin, hair, and oral care products, as well as deodorants, baby care items, body washes, and sunscreens and lotions; and poultry and protein products, such as turkey and chicken products. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and clubs, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

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