Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) and Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Pingtan Marine Enterprise and Tyson Foods, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pingtan Marine Enterprise 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tyson Foods 1 6 9 0 2.50

Tyson Foods has a consensus price target of $70.40, indicating a potential upside of 5.70%. Given Tyson Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tyson Foods is more favorable than Pingtan Marine Enterprise.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Pingtan Marine Enterprise shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of Tyson Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.4% of Pingtan Marine Enterprise shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Tyson Foods shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Pingtan Marine Enterprise pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Tyson Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Tyson Foods pays out 24.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tyson Foods has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Tyson Foods is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Pingtan Marine Enterprise and Tyson Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pingtan Marine Enterprise 20.85% 16.74% 11.24%
Tyson Foods 4.86% 17.25% 7.40%

Risk & Volatility

Pingtan Marine Enterprise has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tyson Foods has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pingtan Marine Enterprise and Tyson Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pingtan Marine Enterprise $64.26 million 2.63 $13.40 million N/A N/A
Tyson Foods $40.05 billion 0.61 $3.02 billion $6.16 10.81

Tyson Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Pingtan Marine Enterprise.

Summary

Tyson Foods beats Pingtan Marine Enterprise on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pingtan Marine Enterprise

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. engages in the ocean fishing business. The company harvests a range of fish species, such as ribbon fish, croaker fish, pomfret, Spanish mackerel, Reefcod, conger eel, and squid with its owned and licensed vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, Indo-Pacific waters, the Arafura Sea of Indonesia, and international waters of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 91 trawlers, 15 drifters, 6 squid jigging vessels, 4 longline fishing vessels, 3 light luring seine vessels, and 1 transport vessel, as well as had operating license rights to 20 drifters. The company serves various customers, including distributors, restaurant owners, and exporters in the People's Republic of China. Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. is based in Fuzhou, the People's Republic of China.

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Prepared Foods. The company processes live fed cattle and live market hogs; fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully-cooked meats; and raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. It also supplies poultry breeding stock; sells allied products, such as hides and meats; and manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including ready-to-eat sandwiches, flame-grilled hamburgers, Philly steaks, pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats. The company offers its products primarily under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp, State Fair, Gallo Salame, and Golden Island brands. It sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors who serve restaurants and foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

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