Annies (NYSE: BNNY) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Processing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Annies to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.6% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Food Processing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Annies and its rivals’ 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 4.54% 14.26% 4.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Annies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Annies Competitors 317 1637 1946 53 2.44

As a group, “Food Processing” companies have a potential upside of 4.72%. Given Annies’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Annies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Annies and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Annies N/A N/A 67.60
Annies Competitors $10.44 billion $577.60 million 721.86

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

Summary

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

About Annies

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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