Royal Bank of Canada (NASDAQ: PENX) is one of 45 public companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Royal Bank of Canada to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Royal Bank of Canada N/A N/A 26.36
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors $10.84 billion $602.95 million 395.27

Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Royal Bank of Canada 2.06% 8.92% 3.56%
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors 4.06% 10.96% 4.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Royal Bank of Canada and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royal Bank of Canada 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royal Bank of Canada Competitors 282 1582 1915 53 2.45

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 1.10%. Given Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Royal Bank of Canada has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Royal Bank of Canada has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Canada’s rivals have a beta of 0.65, suggesting that their average stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Summary

Royal Bank of Canada rivals beat Royal Bank of Canada on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Royal Bank of Canada Company Profile

Penford Corporation (Penford) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of natural-based ingredient systems for food and industrial applications, including fuel grade ethanol. The Company has research and development capabilities, which are used in understanding the complex chemistry of carbohydrate-based materials and in developing applications to address customer needs. Penford operates in two business segments: Industrial Ingredients and Food Ingredients. Industrial Ingredients segment is a supplier of chemically modified starches to the paper and packaging industries. Industrial Ingredients also produces food grade corn starch for sale by the Company’s Food Ingredients business. Food Ingredients segment is a developer and manufacturer of specialty starches and dextrins to the food manufacturing and food service industries. This business is engaged is in leveraging the inherent characteristics from potato, corn, tapioca and rice to help improve its customers’ product performance.

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