Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) and Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Village Farms International and Fresh Del Monte Produce’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Village Farms International||$150.00 million||2.23||-$5.43 million||($0.11)||-61.64|
|Fresh Del Monte Produce||$4.49 billion||0.31||-$21.90 million||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Village Farms International and Fresh Del Monte Produce, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Village Farms International||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|Fresh Del Monte Produce||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Village Farms International currently has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 327.73%. Given Village Farms International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Village Farms International is more favorable than Fresh Del Monte Produce.
This table compares Village Farms International and Fresh Del Monte Produce’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Village Farms International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Fresh Del Monte Produce||0.41%||1.65%||0.86%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
9.0% of Village Farms International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of Fresh Del Monte Produce shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.6% of Fresh Del Monte Produce 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.
Fresh Del Monte Produce pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Village Farms International does not pay a dividend.
Fresh Del Monte Produce beats Village Farms International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Village Farms International Company Profile
Village Farms International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. The company operates in two segments, Produce Business and Energy Business. It also owns and operates a 7.0 megawatt power plant that generates and sells electricity to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority. Village Farms International, Inc. markets and distributes its products under the Village Farms brand name to retail supermarkets and fresh food distribution companies, as well as products produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers. The company was formerly known as Village Farms Canada Inc. and changed its name to Village Farms International, Inc. in December 2009. Village Farms International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Delta, Canada.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Company Profile
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and internationally. It offers fresh produce products, such as bananas, pineapples, melons, tomatoes, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, citrus, avocados, blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi; various vegetables, including potatoes, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, whole lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables; and various other fruits, such as plantains and mangoes. The company also produces and distributes prepared fruits and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks, prepared meals, poultry, and meat products. In addition, it engages in the ocean freight business; and manufacturing plastic and box products, such as bins, trays, bags, and boxes. The company offers its products under the DEL MONTE brand, as well as under other brands, such as UTC, Rosy, Fruit Express, Just Juice, Fruitini, Mann's, Arcadian Harvest, Nourish, Broccolini, Caulilini, Better Burger Leaf, RomaLeaf & Blend, and other regional brands. It markets and distributes its products to retail stores, club stores, convenience stores, wholesalers, distributors, and foodservice operators. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. was founded in 1886 and is based in George Town, Cayman Islands.
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