Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM) and Glanbia (OTCMKTS:GLAPY) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sanderson Farms and Glanbia, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Sanderson Farms currently has a consensus price target of $125.70, suggesting a potential upside of 1.91%. Given Sanderson Farms’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Sanderson Farms is more favorable than Glanbia.
Sanderson Farms pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Glanbia pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Sanderson Farms pays out 9.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Glanbia shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Sanderson Farms shares are held by company 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sanderson Farms and Glanbia’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sanderson Farms||$3.34 billion||0.84||$279.74 million||$13.47||9.16|
|Glanbia||$2.70 billion||1.98||$372.10 million||N/A||N/A|
Glanbia has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sanderson Farms.
Volatility and Risk
Sanderson Farms has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glanbia has a beta of -0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sanderson Farms and Glanbia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Sanderson Farms beats Glanbia on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is a poultry processing company. The Company is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. It sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), conducts its chicken operations. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler-stage. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division) is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chickens. The Company, through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), conducts its prepared chicken business.
Glanbia plc is a global nutrition company. The Company operates through two segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition and Glanbia Nutritionals. The Company’s Glanbia Performance Nutrition segment includes performance nutrition products. Its products are sold through a range of channels, including specialty retail, the Internet and gyms in a range of formats, including powders, bars and ready-to-drink beverages. The Company’s Glanbia Nutritionals segment provides nutritional solutions. It manufactures and sells cheese, dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients and vitamin and mineral premixes targeting the market focus on health and nutrition.
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