Head to Head Analysis: Inventure Foods (SNAK) vs. Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB)

Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventure Foods -34.84% -162.36% -8.34%
Campbell Soup 11.08% 56.88% 11.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Inventure Foods and Campbell Soup, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventure Foods 0 2 0 0 2.00
Campbell Soup 4 7 0 0 1.64

Inventure Foods presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 100.50%. Campbell Soup has a consensus price target of $50.80, suggesting a potential upside of 0.95%. Given Inventure Foods’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Inventure 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 2.8%. Inventure Foods does not pay a dividend. Campbell Soup pays out 49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.3% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.3% of Campbell Soup shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Inventure Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.2% of Campbell Soup shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Inventure Foods has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Campbell Soup has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Inventure Foods and Campbell Soup’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventure Foods $269.01 million 0.29 -$30.24 million ($3.39) -1.18
Campbell Soup $7.89 billion 1.92 $887.00 million $2.86 17.59

Campbell Soup has higher revenue and earnings than Inventure Foods. Inventure Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Campbell Soup, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Campbell Soup beats Inventure Foods on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inventure Foods

Inventure Foods, Inc. is a marketer and manufacturer of healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food brands. The Company operates in the snack products segment. The snack products segment produces potato chips, kettle chips, potato crisps, potato skins, pellet snacks, sheeted dough products and extruded products for sale primarily to snack food distributors and retailers. The products sold under its snack products segment includes products considered part of the indulgent specialty snack food category, as well as products considered part of the healthy/natural food category. Its Snack Products segment’s brands include Boulder Canyon, Nathan’s Famous, T.G.I. Friday’s, Poore Brothers, and Bob’s Texas Style.

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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