Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Inventure Foods to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.7% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Inventure Foods and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 1 0 0 2.00
Inventure Foods Competitors 266 1503 1862 53 2.46

Inventure Foods currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 56.56%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 2.47%. Given Inventure Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Inventure Foods is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Inventure Foods and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $255.01 million $3.31 million -2.28
Inventure Foods Competitors $8.38 billion $1.05 billion 22.57

Inventure Foods’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventure Foods’ competitors have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Inventure Foods and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventure Foods -19.06% -38.89% -5.30%
Inventure Foods Competitors 4.08% 11.36% 4.77%

Summary

Inventure Foods competitors beat Inventure Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Inventure Foods Company Profile

Inventure Foods, Inc. is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in two segments: frozen products and snack products. The frozen products segment produces frozen fruits, vegetables, beverages and frozen desserts for sale primarily to groceries, club stores and mass merchandisers. The snack products segment produces potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks, sheeted dough products and extruded products for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers. The products sold under its snack products segment includes products considered part of the indulgent specialty snack food category, as well as products considered part of the healthy/natural food category. Its Frozen Products segment’s brands include Rader Farms and Jamba. Its Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, Bob’s Texas Style and Vidalia.

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