HF Foods Group (NASDAQ:HFFG) & Coffee (NASDAQ:JVA) Financial Contrast

HF Foods Group (NASDAQ:HFFG) and Coffee (NASDAQ:JVA) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

HF Foods Group has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coffee has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares HF Foods Group and Coffee’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HF Foods Group 2.25% 18.91% 7.62%
Coffee 0.33% 1.09% 0.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HF Foods Group and Coffee’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HF Foods Group $291.01 million 1.39 $6.35 million N/A N/A
Coffee $90.65 million 0.24 $1.05 million N/A N/A

HF Foods Group has higher revenue and earnings than Coffee.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.4% of HF Foods Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.1% of Coffee shares are held by institutional investors. 30.3% of HF Foods Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of Coffee shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for HF Foods Group and Coffee, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HF Foods Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coffee 0 0 1 0 3.00

Coffee has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 184.24%. Given Coffee’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coffee is more favorable than HF Foods Group.

Summary

HF Foods Group beats Coffee on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HF Foods Group

HF Foods Group Inc. markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food products, and non-food products primarily to Asian/Chinese restaurants and other food service customers in the Southeast region of the United States. It also offers design and printing, and trucking services, as well as Chinese herb supplements. In addition, the company operates as a real estate holding company. HF Foods Group Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

About Coffee

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. manufactures, roasts, packages, markets, and distributes roasted and blended coffees in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, and China. The company offers wholesale green coffee products, which include unroasted raw beans of approximately 90 varieties that are sold to large, medium, and small roasters, as well as to coffee shop operators. It also roasts, blends, packages, and sells coffee under private labels. As of October 31, 2018, the company supplied private label coffee under approximately 29 labels to wholesalers and retailers in cans, brick packages, and instants of various sizes. In addition, it roasts, blends, and packages company label branded coffee to supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually owned and multi-unit retail customers. Further, the company offers tabletop coffee roasting equipment, instant coffees, and tea products for its customers. Its coffee brands include Cafe Caribe, Don Manuel, S&W, Cafe Supremo, Via Roma, Premier Roasters, and Harmony Bay. The company was formerly known as Transpacific International Group Corp and changed its name to Coffee Holding Co., Inc. in April 1998. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Staten Island, New York.

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