Darling Ingredients (NYSE: DAR) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Darling Ingredients to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Darling Ingredients and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Darling Ingredients Competitors||321||1807||2166||58||2.45|
Darling Ingredients currently has a consensus target price of C$19.40, indicating a potential upside of 19.24%. As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential downside of 1.49%. Given Darling Ingredients’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Darling Ingredients is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Darling Ingredients and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Darling Ingredients Competitors||3.86%||10.47%||4.57%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Darling Ingredients and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Darling Ingredients||$3.40 billion||$102.31 million||41.72|
|Darling Ingredients Competitors||$12.02 billion||$630.79 million||327.20|
Darling Ingredients’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Darling Ingredients. Darling Ingredients is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
96.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Darling Ingredients has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Darling Ingredients’ peers have a beta of 0.69, meaning that their average share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Darling Ingredients peers beat Darling Ingredients on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Darling Ingredients
Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling) is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. The Company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. The Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment.
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