Methes Energies International (MEIL) & International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Financial Review

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and Methes Energies International (OTCMKTS:MEIL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.5% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of Methes Energies International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $2.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Methes Energies International does not pay a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Methes Energies International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances 8.35% 28.32% 10.71%
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Methes Energies International has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for International Flavors & Fragrances and Methes Energies International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances 2 2 6 0 2.40
Methes Energies International 0 0 0 0 N/A

International Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $148.88, indicating a potential upside of 1.83%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Methes Energies International.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Methes Energies International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances $3.40 billion 4.59 $295.66 million $5.89 24.82
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Methes Energies International.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Methes Energies International on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances Company Profile

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through two segments, Flavors and Fragrances. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products. The Fragrances segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances for personal care, household products, and beauty care; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers' cosmetic and personal care product lines. This segment serves perfume and toiletries manufacturers in the cosmetics industry; and manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners, and air fresheners in the household products industry. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Methes Energies International Company Profile

Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company, produces and sells biodiesel fuel and biodiesel processing equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers Denami biodiesel processors. The company also produces glycerin and offer services related to the production of biodiesel, as well as purchases and sells feedstock. It sells its products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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