Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) and Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Kraft Heinz pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Amira Nature Foods does not pay a dividend. Kraft Heinz pays out 27.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Kraft Heinz and Amira Nature Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kraft Heinz||$26.23 billion||2.81||$11.00 billion||$8.96||6.76|
|Amira Nature Foods||$551.83 million||0.28||$25.08 million||N/A||N/A|
Kraft Heinz has higher revenue and earnings than Amira Nature Foods.
Volatility and Risk
Kraft Heinz has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kraft Heinz and Amira Nature Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Amira Nature Foods||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Kraft Heinz currently has a consensus price target of $86.20, indicating a potential upside of 42.41%. Amira Nature Foods has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 90.02%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Kraft Heinz.
This table compares Kraft Heinz and Amira Nature 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|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
63.2% of Kraft Heinz shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.9% of Amira Nature Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.8% of Kraft Heinz shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Kraft Heinz beats Amira Nature Foods on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Kraft Heinz
The Kraft Heinz Company is a food and beverage company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company’s segments include the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company’s remaining businesses are combined as Rest of World. The Rest of World consists of Latin America and Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). The Company provides products for various occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s brands include Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, and Ore-Ida. The Company’s products are sold through its own sales organizations and through independent brokers, agents and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries and pharmacies.
About Amira Nature Foods
Amira Nature Foods Ltd is primarily engaged in the business of processing and selling packaged Indian specialty rice, primarily basmati rice and other food products. The Company sells Basmati rice and other specialty rice, under its Amira brand, as well as under other third-party brands. It also sells non-basmati rice. It has developed a line of Amira branded products to complement its packaged rice offerings, including edible oil, snacks, ready-to-heat meals and a line of organic product offerings. It is engaged in the institutional sale of bulk commodities to international and regional trading firms, which includes wheat, barley, legume, maize, sugar, soybean meal, onion, potato, millet and others. Its Amira branded product line includes Amira Pure Basmati Rice, Amira Indian Basmati Rice, Smoked Basmati Rice, Amira Khichdi Rice, Amira Navratan Mix and others. The Company’s third-party branded rice products include Euricom Brown Basmati Rice, Bonne Chance Long Grain Rice and others.
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