Reviewing Planet Green (NYSE:PLAG) & Armanino Foods of Distinction (OTCMKTS:AMNF)

Armanino Foods of Distinction (OTCMKTS:AMNF) and Planet Green (NYSE:PLAG) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Armanino Foods of Distinction has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Planet Green has a beta of -0.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Armanino Foods of Distinction and Planet Green’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Armanino Foods of Distinction 7.43% 12.00% 9.00%
Planet Green 73.02% -30.50% -24.70%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Armanino Foods of Distinction and Planet Green, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Armanino Foods of Distinction 0 0 0 0 N/A
Planet Green 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Armanino Foods of Distinction and Planet Green’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Armanino Foods of Distinction $42.55 million 1.85 $6.49 million N/A N/A
Planet Green $4.11 million 5.31 $2.95 million N/A N/A

Armanino Foods of Distinction has higher revenue and earnings than Planet Green.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Armanino Foods of Distinction shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Planet Green shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Armanino Foods of Distinction shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of Planet Green shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Armanino Foods of Distinction beats Planet Green on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Planet Green

Planet Green Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, grows, develops, manufactures, and markets sauces and other products in the People's Republic of China. It also offers spices; and various food and beverage products, including packaged sauce, tea, and brown rice syrup to consumers and food service businesses. The company sells its products directly to supermarket chains, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, restaurants, and others, as well as to third-party distributors and online. The company was formerly known as American Lorain Corporation and changed its name to Planet Green Holdings Corp. in September 2018. Planet Green Holdings Corp. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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