Analyzing Fresh Healthy Vending (VEND) & Welbilt (WBT)

Fresh Healthy Vending (OTCMKTS: VEND) and Welbilt (NYSE:WBT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Fresh Healthy Vending and Welbilt’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fresh Healthy Vending -861.36% N/A -72.26%
Welbilt 9.27% 312.48% 5.88%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fresh Healthy Vending and Welbilt’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fresh Healthy Vending $4.27 million 21.87 -$11.26 million N/A N/A
Welbilt $1.45 billion 1.84 $134.00 million $0.77 24.74

Welbilt has higher revenue and earnings than Fresh Healthy Vending.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of Welbilt shares are held by institutional investors. 62.6% of Fresh Healthy Vending shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Welbilt shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Fresh Healthy Vending and Welbilt, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fresh Healthy Vending 0 0 1 0 3.00
Welbilt 0 3 5 0 2.63

Welbilt has a consensus target price of $23.40, indicating a potential upside of 22.83%. Given Welbilt’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Welbilt is more favorable than Fresh Healthy Vending.

Risk and Volatility

Fresh Healthy Vending has a beta of -8.18, meaning that its share price is 918% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Welbilt has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Welbilt beats Fresh Healthy Vending on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fresh Healthy Vending Company Profile

Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc., a franchise development company, operates vending machines and micro markets in North America, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. The company and its franchisees operate approximately 3,000 vending machines and micro markets that provide natural and organic food and beverage products. The company was formerly known as Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. and changed its name to Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. in March 2016. Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Welbilt Company Profile

Welbilt, Inc., formerly Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc., is a commercial foodservice equipment company. The Company designs, manufactures and supplies food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market, offering customers operator and patron insights, kitchen solutions, culinary expertise, and implementation support and service. It operates through three segments: Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Americas segment includes the United States, Canada and Latin America. The EMEA segment consists of markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa, including Russia and the commonwealth of independent states. The APAC segment consists of markets in China, Singapore, Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It supplies foodservice equipment to commercial and institutional foodservice operators. Its brands include Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, fitKitchen, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex.

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