Kraft Heinz Foods (NYSE: HNZ) and Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kraft Heinz Foods and Dean Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kraft Heinz Foods||0||2||1||0||2.33|
Dean Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Kraft Heinz Foods does not pay a dividend. Dean Foods pays out 78.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
94.2% of Dean Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Dean Foods shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and Dean Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kraft Heinz Foods||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kraft Heinz Foods and Dean Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kraft Heinz Foods||N/A||N/A||N/A||$3.26||22.24|
|Dean Foods||$7.71 billion||0.14||$119.92 million||$0.46||25.33|
Dean Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Kraft Heinz Foods. Kraft Heinz Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dean Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Dean Foods beats Kraft Heinz Foods on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Kraft Heinz Foods
H. J. Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in manufacturing and marketing a range of food products throughout the world. The Company’s principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other food products. The Company’s products are manufactured and packaged to provide wholesome foods for consumers, as well as foodservice and institutional customers. The Company manufactures and contracts for the manufacture of its products from a variety of raw food materials. The Company operates in five segments: North American Consumer Products, Europe, Asia/Pacific, U.S. Foodservice and Rest of World. The Company owns or leases office space, warehouses, distribution centers and research and other facilities throughout the world.
About Dean Foods
Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products. It offers branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States. It also offers juices, teas and bottled water. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 50 national, regional and local dairy brands, as well as private labels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s national, local and regional licensed brands included Alta Dena, Hygeia, PET, Arctic Splash, Jilbert, Pog, Barbers Dairy, Purity, Berkeley Farms, Land-O-Sun & design and ReadyLeaf, Broughton.
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