Head-To-Head Review: Scope Industries (OTCMKTS:SCPJ) and Ingredion (NYSE:INGR)

Scope Industries (OTCMKTS:SCPJ) and Ingredion (NYSE:INGR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.


This table compares Scope Industries and Ingredion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scope Industries N/A N/A N/A
Ingredion 5.75% 15.30% 6.59%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Scope Industries and Ingredion’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scope Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ingredion $6.21 billion 0.85 $413.00 million $6.65 11.83

Ingredion has higher revenue and earnings than Scope Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Scope Industries has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingredion has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Scope Industries and Ingredion, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scope Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ingredion 0 3 2 0 2.40

Ingredion has a consensus target price of $92.80, suggesting a potential upside of 17.96%. Given Ingredion’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ingredion is more favorable than Scope Industries.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.9% of Ingredion shares are held by institutional investors. 68.1% of Scope Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ingredion shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Scope Industries pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Ingredion pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Ingredion pays out 38.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingredion has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Ingredion is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.


Ingredion beats Scope Industries on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Scope Industries

Scope Industries offers waste material recycling services in the United States. It operates plants for the collection and processing of bakery waste materials into a food supplement for animals. The company sells this food supplement to poultry farms, dairies, feed lots, and pet food manufacturers. Scope Industries also owns and operates a plant in Vernon, California, where certain bakery waste material is processed and converted into edible breadcrumbs for human consumption. The company's customers include prepackaged and restaurant supply food processors. Scope Industries was organized in 1938 and its principal executive offices are located in Santa Monica, California. Scope Industries sold all of the outstanding shares of its wholly owned subsidiary, Scope Beauty Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Marinello Schools of Beauty, to B & H Education, Inc. in March 2004.

About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells starches and sweeteners for various industries. It operates through four segments: North America; South America; Asia Pacific; and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The company offers sweetener products comprising glucose syrups, high maltose syrups, high fructose corn syrups, caramel colors, dextrose, polyols, maltodextrins, glucose and syrup solids, as well as food-grade and industrial starches, biomaterials, and nutrition ingredients. It also provides animal feed products; edible corn oil; refined corn oil to packers of cooking oil and to producers of margarine, salad dressings, shortening, mayonnaise, and other foods; and corn gluten feed used as protein feed for chickens, pet food, and aquaculture. The company's products are derived primarily from processing corn and other starch-based materials, such as tapioca, potato, and rice. It serves food, beverage, paper and corrugating products, brewing, pharmaceutical, textile, and personal care industries, as well as animal feed markets. The company was formerly known as Corn Products International, Inc. and changed its name to Ingredion Incorporated in June 2012. Ingredion Incorporated was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

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