Reviewing Enodis (WBT) and Fresh Healthy Vending (VEND)

Enodis (NYSE: WBT) and Fresh Healthy Vending (OTCMKTS:VEND) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

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Enodis has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fresh Healthy Vending has a beta of -8.18, suggesting that its stock price is 918% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enodis and Fresh Healthy Vending’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enodis $1.45 billion 1.84 $134.00 million $0.77 24.68
Fresh Healthy Vending $4.27 million 26.01 -$11.26 million N/A N/A

Enodis has higher revenue and earnings than Fresh Healthy Vending.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Enodis and Fresh Healthy Vending, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enodis 0 3 5 0 2.63
Fresh Healthy Vending 0 0 1 0 3.00

Enodis presently has a consensus target price of $23.40, indicating a potential upside of 23.16%. Given Enodis’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Enodis is more favorable than Fresh Healthy Vending.

Profitability

This table compares Enodis and Fresh Healthy Vending’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enodis 9.27% 312.48% 5.88%
Fresh Healthy Vending -861.36% N/A -72.26%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.9% of Enodis shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Enodis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.6% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Enodis beats Fresh Healthy Vending on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Enodis Company Profile

Welbilt, Inc. operates as a commercial foodservice equipment company. It designs, manufactures and supplies food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market. It operates through following segments: Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America. The EMEA segment is made up of markets in Europe, including Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East and Africa. The APAC segment is comprised of markets in China, Australia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, and New Zealand. The company was founded on July 20, 2015 and is headquartered in New Port Richey, FL.

Fresh Healthy Vending Company Profile

Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc., a franchise development company, operates vending machines and micro markets in North America, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. The company and its franchisees operate approximately 3,000 vending machines and micro markets that provide natural and organic food and beverage products. The company was formerly known as Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. and changed its name to Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. in March 2016. Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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