Truett-Hurst (THST) & PepsiCo (PEP) Financial Review

Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Truett-Hurst has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PepsiCo has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PepsiCo pays an annual dividend of $3.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Truett-Hurst does not pay a dividend. PepsiCo pays out 70.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PepsiCo has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Truett-Hurst and PepsiCo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Truett-Hurst -5.82% 12.98% 7.00%
PepsiCo 7.66% 73.27% 9.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Truett-Hurst and PepsiCo, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Truett-Hurst 0 0 0 0 N/A
PepsiCo 1 12 5 0 2.22

PepsiCo has a consensus target price of $117.44, indicating a potential downside of 0.30%. Given PepsiCo’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PepsiCo is more favorable than Truett-Hurst.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Truett-Hurst and PepsiCo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Truett-Hurst $6.47 million 1.48 -$640,000.00 N/A N/A
PepsiCo $63.53 billion 2.62 $4.86 billion $5.23 22.52

PepsiCo has higher revenue and earnings than Truett-Hurst.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

43.8% of Truett-Hurst shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of PepsiCo shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Truett-Hurst shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of PepsiCo shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

PepsiCo beats Truett-Hurst on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Truett-Hurst

Truett-Hurst, Inc., together with its subsidiary, H.D.D. LLC, produces, markets, and sells wines primarily in the United States. It produces wine from a range of varietals, including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other red blends. The company offers its products primarily under the VML, Truett Hurst, and Svengali brands directly through its tasting rooms, wine clubs, and winery Websites. Truett-Hurst, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Healdsburg, California.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company's Quaker Foods North America segment provides cereals, rice, pasta, mixes and syrups, granola bars, grits, oat squares, oatmeal, rice cakes, simply granola, and side dishes under the brands Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Cap'n crunch, life, Quaker Chewy, and Rice-A-Roni. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, Mist Twst, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Propel, and Tropicana brands; and ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and juices. The company's Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Cheetos, Doritos, Emperador, Lay's, Marias Gamesa, Rosquinhas Mabel, Ruffles, Sabritas, Saladitas, and Tostitos; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the 7UP, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, H2oh!, Manzanita Sol, Mirinda, Pepsi, and Toddy brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack food; cereals and snacks; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Agusha, Chudo, and Domik v Derevne brand names. The company's Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Cheetos, Chipsy, Crunchy, Doritos, Kurkure, and Lay's brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods; and ready-to-drink tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

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