Embotelladora Andina (NYSE: AKO.B) and National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) are both mid-cap non-alcoholic beverages – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
6.8% of Embotelladora Andina shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.5% of National Beverage Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 75.2% of National Beverage Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Embotelladora Andina has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Beverage Corp. has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Embotelladora Andina and National Beverage Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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|National Beverage Corp.
Embotelladora Andina has higher revenue and earnings than National Beverage Corp.. Embotelladora Andina is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Beverage Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Embotelladora Andina and National Beverage Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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|National Beverage Corp.
Embotelladora Andina presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.44%. National Beverage Corp. has a consensus target price of $76.67, suggesting a potential downside of 20.48%. Given Embotelladora Andina’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Embotelladora Andina is more favorable than National Beverage Corp..
Embotelladora Andina pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. National Beverage Corp. does not pay a dividend. Embotelladora Andina pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Embotelladora Andina and National Beverage Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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|National Beverage Corp.
National Beverage Corp. beats Embotelladora Andina on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Embotelladora Andina
Embotelladora Andina S.A. (Andina) is a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America. The Company operates in four segments: Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It produces and distributes fruit juices, other fruit-flavored beverages and mineral and purified water in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay under trademarks owned by The Coca-Cola Company. The Company produces, markets and distributes the Coca-Cola trademark beverages and brands licensed from third-parties throughout its franchise territories. It manufactures polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles primarily for its own use in the packaging of Coca-Cola soft drinks in Chile and Argentina. In Brazil, it produces tea and juices for Leao Alimentos e Industria Ltda. It also distributes non-carbonated beverages in Brazil, such as tea, fruit juices, energy drinks, sport drinks and waters. It distributes beer in Brazil under the brands Amstel, Bavaria, Birra Moretti, Dos Equis (XX), Edelweiss, Heineken and Kaiser.
About National Beverage Corp.
National Beverage Corp. is a holding company. The Company develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in North America. The Company’s brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (Power+ Brands), including sparkling waters, energy drinks and juices, and carbonated soft drinks in a range of flavors, including regular, sugar-free and reduced calorie options. In addition, the Company produces soft drinks for certain retailers, such as allied brands. The Company’s portfolio of Power+ Brands includes LaCroix, LaCroix Curate, LaCroix NiCola and Shasta sparkling water products; Rip It energy drinks and shots, and Everfresh, Everfresh Premier Varietals and Mr. Pure juice and juice-based products. The Company’s carbonated soft drinks include Shasta and Faygo, iconic brands. The Company had, as of April 30, 2016, 12 production facilities located near metropolitan markets across the continental United States.
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