Head to Head Review: TreeHouse Foods (THS) and Its Peers

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS) is one of 103 public companies in the “FOOD” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare TreeHouse Foods to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TreeHouse Foods and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TreeHouse Foods $6.31 billion -$286.20 million -7.70
TreeHouse Foods Competitors $7.59 billion $478.54 million 15.51

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


This table compares TreeHouse Foods and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TreeHouse Foods -4.54% 6.49% 2.54%
TreeHouse Foods Competitors -115.54% -4.10% 1.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for TreeHouse Foods and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TreeHouse Foods 1 12 4 0 2.18
TreeHouse Foods Competitors 627 2717 2780 115 2.38

TreeHouse Foods currently has a consensus price target of $54.13, indicating a potential upside of 40.26%. As a group, “FOOD” companies have a potential upside of 13.56%. Given TreeHouse Foods’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TreeHouse Foods is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.0% of shares of all “FOOD” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of TreeHouse Foods shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “FOOD” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

TreeHouse Foods has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TreeHouse Foods’ competitors have a beta of 0.68, indicating that their average stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.


TreeHouse Foods competitors beat TreeHouse Foods on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. The Company’s segments include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. The Company manufactures a range of shelf stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad dressings, snack nuts, beverage enhancers, pickles, sauces, cereals, pasta and dry dinners, cookies and crackers, retail bakery, aseptic products, jams and other products. The North American Retail Grocery segment sells branded and private label products to customers within the United States and Canada. The Food Away From Home segment sells products to foodservice customers, including restaurant chains and food distribution companies within the United States and Canada. The Industrial and Export segment includes the Company’s co-pack business and non-dairy powdered creamer sales to industrial customers for use in industrial applications.

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