Contrasting TreeHouse Foods (THS) & Armanino Foods Of Distinction (AMNF)

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) and Armanino Foods Of Distinction (OTCMKTS:AMNF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Armanino Foods Of Distinction shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of TreeHouse Foods shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of Armanino Foods Of Distinction shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares TreeHouse Foods and Armanino Foods Of Distinction’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TreeHouse Foods -5.93% 5.61% 2.17%
Armanino Foods Of Distinction 15.56% 41.11% 27.98%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TreeHouse Foods and Armanino Foods Of Distinction’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TreeHouse Foods $6.31 billion 0.40 -$286.20 million $2.81 15.90
Armanino Foods Of Distinction $38.99 million 2.33 $5.08 million N/A N/A

Armanino Foods Of Distinction has lower revenue, but higher earnings than TreeHouse Foods.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for TreeHouse Foods and Armanino Foods Of Distinction, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TreeHouse Foods 0 11 3 0 2.21
Armanino Foods Of Distinction 0 0 0 0 N/A

TreeHouse Foods currently has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.43%. Given TreeHouse Foods’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe TreeHouse Foods is more favorable than Armanino Foods Of Distinction.

Volatility and Risk

TreeHouse Foods has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Armanino Foods Of Distinction has a beta of -0.12, indicating that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Armanino Foods Of Distinction pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. TreeHouse Foods does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Armanino Foods Of Distinction beats TreeHouse Foods on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the United States, Canada, and Italy. The company operates through Baked Goods, Beverages, Condiments, Meals, and Snacks segments. The Baked Goods segment offers candies, cookies, crackers, in-store bakery products, pita chips, pretzels, refrigerated dough, retail griddle waffles, pancakes, and French toasts. The Beverages segment offers broths, liquid non-dairy creamers, non-dairy powdered creamers, powdered drinks, single serve hot beverages, specialty teas, and sweeteners. The Condiments segment offers cheese and pudding products; jams, preserves, and jellies; mayonnaise; Mexican, barbeque, and other sauces; pickles and related products; refrigerated and shelf stable dressings and sauces; and table and flavored syrups. The Meals segment offers baking and mix powders; powdered soups and gravies; macaroni and cheese; pasta; ready-to-eat and hot cereals; skillet dinners; and condensed and ready to serve soup and infant feeding products. The Snacks segment offers bars, dried fruits, snack nuts, trail mixes, and other wholesome snacks. The company sells its products through various distribution channels comprising grocery retailers and foodservice distributors, as well as food manufacturers and repackagers of foodservice products. TreeHouse Foods, Inc. was founded in 1862 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

About Armanino Foods Of Distinction

Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. produces and markets frozen and refrigerated food products in the United States. The company's frozen products comprise pesto sauces, stuffed pastas, and pasta sheets, as well as Italian pastas and cooked meat products. It also offers cooked beef and turkey meatballs, and cheese shakers; and cooked and uncooked frozen stuffed pastas include meat, butternut squash, cheese ravioli and jumbo cheese, and jumbo mushroom ravioli; jumbo cheese/spinach green dough ravioli; cheese ravioli; meat filled, tri-color cheese, and cheese tortellini; and tri-color cheese and cheese capelletti, manicotti, and stuffed shells. The company offers its products under the Armanino brand. It markets its products through a network of food brokers and sells to retail and foodservice distributors, club-type stores, and industrial accounts. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.

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