Mondelez International (MDLZ) vs. Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Critical Review

Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) and Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mondelez International and Hain Celestial Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mondelez International 0 3 12 0 2.80
Hain Celestial Group 1 9 4 0 2.21

Mondelez International presently has a consensus price target of $49.79, indicating a potential upside of 25.79%. Hain Celestial Group has a consensus price target of $35.79, indicating a potential upside of 36.74%. Given Hain Celestial Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hain Celestial Group is more favorable than Mondelez International.


Mondelez International pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Hain Celestial Group does not pay a dividend. Mondelez International pays out 41.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.0% of Mondelez International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of Hain Celestial Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Mondelez International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Hain Celestial Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Mondelez International has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hain Celestial Group has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mondelez International and Hain Celestial Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mondelez International $25.90 billion 2.25 $2.92 billion $2.14 18.50
Hain Celestial Group $2.85 billion 0.99 $67.42 million $1.22 21.45

Mondelez International has higher revenue and earnings than Hain Celestial Group. Mondelez International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hain Celestial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Mondelez International and Hain Celestial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mondelez International 12.31% 13.04% 5.38%
Hain Celestial Group 2.81% 8.32% 4.91%


Mondelez International beats Hain Celestial Group on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. It offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates; gums and candies; coffee and powdered beverages; and cheese and grocery products. The company's primary snack brand portfolio includes Nabisco, Oreo, LU, and belVita biscuits; Cadbury, Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Toblerone chocolates; Trident gums; Halls candies; and Tang powdered beverages. It sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets through direct store delivery, company-owned and satellite warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities, as well as through independent sales offices and agents, and e-commerce platforms. The company was formerly known as Kraft Foods Inc. and changed its name to Mondelez International, Inc. in October 2012. Mondelez International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.

About Hain Celestial Group

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurts; chilies and packaged grains; chocolates; and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut. The company's grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating products, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, frozen fruits and vegetables, pre-cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen plant-based meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads, jellies, honey, marmalade products, and other food products. In addition, it provides snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips, puffs, and popcorn; specialty teas, including herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea lattes; personal care products consisting of skin, hair, and oral care products, as well as deodorants, baby care items, body washes, and sunscreens and lotions; and poultry and protein products, such as turkey and chicken products. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and clubs, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

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