SunOpta (NASDAQ: STKL) and Kraft Foods Group (NASDAQ:KRFT) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SunOpta and Kraft Foods Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SunOpta||$1.35 billion||0.50||-$51.18 million||($0.67)||-11.64|
|Kraft Foods Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.60||N/A|
Kraft Foods Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SunOpta. SunOpta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kraft Foods Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for SunOpta and Kraft Foods Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kraft Foods Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
SunOpta currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.97%.
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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares SunOpta and Kraft Foods Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kraft Foods Group||9.86%||38.66%||7.47%|
SunOpta Company Profile
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 ugg australia 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.
Kraft Foods Group Company Profile
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products, including cheese, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, packaged dinners, refrigerated meals, snack nuts, dressings, and other grocery products, primarily in the United States and Canada. Its product categories span breakfast, lunch and dinner meal occasions. The Company operates in six segments: Cheese, Refrigerated Meals, Beverages, Meals & Desserts, Enhancers & Snack Nuts and Canada. Its brand portfolio consists of various food brands in North America, including Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; Oscar Mayer meats; Philadelphia cream cheese, and over 25 other brands. The Company operates around 36 manufacturing and processing facilities, 34 in the United States and two in Canada. It sells products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club ugg australia outlet stores, distributors and convenience ugg australia outlet stores, among others.
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