Reviewing Campbell Soup (CPB) & Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI)

Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.14, meaning that its share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Campbell Soup has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Amira Nature Foods and Campbell Soup, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amira Nature Foods 0 1 1 0 2.50
Campbell Soup 4 7 0 0 1.64

Amira Nature Foods presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.05%. Campbell Soup has a consensus price target of $51.40, indicating a potential upside of 8.16%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Campbell Soup.

Dividends

Campbell Soup pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Amira Nature Foods does not pay a dividend. Campbell Soup pays out 48.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Campbell Soup’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amira Nature Foods $551.88 million 0.39 $70.71 million N/A N/A
Campbell Soup $7.89 billion 1.81 $2.00 billion $2.89 16.44

Campbell Soup has higher revenue and earnings than Amira Nature Foods.

Profitability

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Campbell Soup’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amira Nature Foods N/A N/A N/A
Campbell Soup 11.24% 59.84% 12.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.5% of Amira Nature Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of Campbell Soup shares are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of Campbell Soup shares are held 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.

Summary

Campbell Soup beats Amira Nature Foods on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amira Nature Foods

Amira Nature Foods Ltd is primarily engaged in the business of processing and selling packaged Indian specialty rice, primarily basmati rice and other food products. The Company sells Basmati rice and other specialty rice, under its Amira brand, as well as under other third-party brands. It also sells non-basmati rice. It has developed a line of Amira branded products to complement its packaged rice offerings, including edible oil, snacks, ready-to-heat meals and a line of organic product offerings. It is engaged in the institutional sale of bulk commodities to international and regional trading firms, which includes wheat, barley, legume, maize, sugar, soybean meal, onion, potato, millet and others. Its Amira branded product line includes Amira Pure Basmati Rice, Amira Indian Basmati Rice, Smoked Basmati Rice, Amira Khichdi Rice, Amira Navratan Mix and others. The Company’s third-party branded rice products include Euricom Brown Basmati Rice, Bonne Chance Long Grain Rice and others.

About Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup Company is a food company, which manufactures and markets food products. The Company’s segments include Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks, and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment includes the retail and food service channel businesses. The segment includes the products, such as Campbell’s condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbell’s gravies, pasta, beans and dinner sauces; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages, and Campbell’s tomato juice. The Global Biscuits and Snacks segment includes Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery and frozen products; Arnott’s biscuits, and Kelsen cookies. The Campbell Fresh segment includes Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages and refrigerated salad dressings; Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips and tortilla chips, and the United States refrigerated soup business.

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