Analyzing Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY)

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ: CRESY) and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitabiliy.

Dividends

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. does not pay a dividend. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has raised its dividend for 41 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. $4.51 billion 0.21 $413.58 million N/A N/A
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company $62.95 billion 0.38 $2.58 billion $2.38 17.83

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has higher revenue and earnings than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 1 6 1 0 2.00

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a consensus target price of $46.43, suggesting a potential upside of 9.40%. Given Archer-Daniels-Midland Company’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is more favorable than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.4% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 1.42% -4.30% -0.45%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 2.21% 7.88% 3.44%

Volatility & Risk

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company beats Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Company Profile

Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria is an agricultural company engaged in the production of basic agricultural commodities with presence in the agricultural sector of Brazil, through its investment in Brasilagro, as well as in other Latin American countries. In addition, the Company leases lands to third parties and perform agency and agro-industrial services, including a meat packing plant. It operates in two businesses areas, namely, Agricultural and Investment and Development Properties. Its Agricultural business comprises eight segments: Crops, Cattle, Dairy, Sugarcane, Agricultural Rentals and Services, Land Transformation and Sales, Agro-industrial and Others. The Company’s Investment and Development Properties comprises six segments: Shopping Center Properties, Offices, Sales and Developments, Hotels, International, and Financial Operations and Others. The Company’s main crops include soybean, wheat, corn and sunflower.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Company Profile

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. The Company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. Its segments include Agricultural Services, which utilizes its United States grain elevator, global transportation network and port operations to buy, store, clean and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, wheat, milo, oats, rice and barley, and resells these commodities primarily as food and feed ingredients and as raw materials for the agricultural processing industry; Corn Processing, which is engaged in corn wet milling and dry milling activities; Oilseeds Processing, which includes global activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing and further processing of oilseeds; Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients products, which include flavors, sweeteners and health ingredients; Other, and Corporate.

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