Embotelladora Andina (NYSE: AKO.B) and Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NASDAQ:LTEA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Embotelladora Andina and Long Island Iced Tea Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Embotelladora Andina 1 0 1 0 2.00
Long Island Iced Tea Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Embotelladora Andina presently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Embotelladora Andina’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Embotelladora Andina is more favorable than Long Island Iced Tea Corp..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.7% of Embotelladora Andina shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Long Island Iced Tea Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of Long Island Iced Tea Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Embotelladora Andina has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Long Island Iced Tea Corp. has a beta of -10.74, meaning that its stock price is 1,174% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Embotelladora Andina pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share. Long Island Iced Tea Corp. does not pay a dividend. Embotelladora Andina pays out 68.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Embotelladora Andina and Long Island Iced Tea Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Embotelladora Andina 5.67% 12.84% 5.08%
Long Island Iced Tea Corp. -305.26% -349.13% -202.48%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Embotelladora Andina and Long Island Iced Tea Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Embotelladora Andina N/A N/A N/A $1.01 N/A
Long Island Iced Tea Corp. $4.79 million 4.83 -$11.97 million ($1.90) -1.34

Embotelladora Andina has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Long Island Iced Tea Corp.. Long Island Iced Tea Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Embotelladora Andina, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Embotelladora Andina beats Long Island Iced Tea Corp. on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Embotelladora Andina Company Profile

Embotelladora Andina S.A. (Andina) is a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America. The Company operates in four segments: Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It produces and distributes fruit juices, other fruit-flavored beverages and mineral and purified water in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay under trademarks owned by The Coca-Cola Company. The Company produces, markets and distributes the Coca-Cola trademark beverages and brands licensed from third-parties throughout its franchise territories. It manufactures polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles primarily for its own use in the packaging of Coca-Cola soft drinks in Chile and Argentina. In Brazil, it produces tea and juices for Leao Alimentos e Industria Ltda. It also distributes non-carbonated beverages in Brazil, such as tea, fruit juices, energy drinks, sport drinks and waters. It distributes beer in Brazil under the brands Amstel, Bavaria, Birra Moretti, Dos Equis (XX), Edelweiss, Heineken and Kaiser.

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. Company Profile

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. is a holding company operating through its subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC (LIBB). The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of Non-Alcoholic Ready-to-Drink (NARTD) iced tea in the beverage industry. It is organized around its brand, Long Island Iced Tea. Long Island Iced Tea is sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of national and regional retail chains and distributors. The Company produces brewed tea, using black tea leaves, purified water and natural cane sugar or sucralose. The Company’s Long Island Iced Tea’s flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, guava, mango, diet lemon, diet peach, sweet tea, green tea and honey, and half tea and half lemonade. It also offers lower calorie iced tea in over 12 ounce bottles. The lower calorie flavor options include mango, raspberry and peach. The Company’s products include All-Natural Tea, Diet Tea, Fruit-Flavored Tea, Organic Tea and Herbal Tea.

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