Critical Comparison: Annies (BNNY) vs. Its Competitors

Annies (NYSE: BNNY) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Annies to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.1% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Annies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Annies Competitors 315 1577 1885 53 2.44

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 10.10%. Given Annies’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Annies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Annies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Annies N/A N/A N/A
Annies Competitors 4.53% 14.25% 4.46%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Annies and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Annies N/A N/A 67.60
Annies Competitors $10.42 billion $577.33 million 680.30

Annies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Annies. Annies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Annies peers beat Annies on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Annies Company Profile

Annie’s, Inc. is a natural and organic food company. The Company’s product lines include natural products, products made with organic ingredients and certified organic products. The Company sells its products in three primary product categories: meals, snacks, and dressings, condiments and other. Its products appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek to avoid artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives that are used in many conventional packaged foods. The Company offers over 145 products and these products are present in over 35,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Products under the Company’s meals category include Macaroni and Cheese, Canned Meals, Pasta Meals, Skillet Meals, Frozen Pizza and Frozen Entrees. Its snack products include Cheddar Bunnies, Bunny Grahams, Fruit Snacks, Snack Mix, Pretzels, Granola Bars and Graham Crackers.

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