Head to Head Review: Amira Nature Foods (ANFI) vs. Nomad Foods (NOMD)

Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and Nomad Foods (NYSE:NOMD) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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15.9% of Amira Nature Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.2% of Nomad Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Nomad Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amira Nature Foods N/A N/A N/A
Nomad Foods 6.96% 9.43% 3.80%

Volatility and Risk

Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.13, indicating that its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nomad Foods has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Nomad Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amira Nature Foods $551.83 million 0.27 $25.08 million $0.95 4.21
Nomad Foods $2.21 billion 1.28 $154.28 million $1.13 14.42

Nomad Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Amira Nature Foods. Amira Nature Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nomad Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Amira Nature Foods and Nomad Foods, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amira Nature Foods 0 1 1 0 2.50
Nomad Foods 0 0 3 0 3.00

Amira Nature Foods currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 100.00%. Nomad Foods has a consensus price target of $18.33, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Nomad Foods.

Summary

Nomad Foods beats Amira Nature Foods on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amira Nature Foods Company Profile

Amira Nature Foods Ltd. engages in the processing, distributing, and marketing of packaged Indian specialty rice, and basmati rice. It offers products among international buyers and distributors and retail chains in India. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Nomad Foods Company Profile

Nomad Foods Limited manufactures and distributes frozen foods primarily in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, and Norway. The company's frozen food products include fish, vegetables, poultry products, and ready meals. It sells its products directly or through distribution arrangements to supermarkets and large food retail chains under the Birdseye, Findus, and Iglo brands. The company also sells its products in Austria, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, and Denmark. Nomad Foods Limited is based in Feltham, the United Kingdom.

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