Financial Contrast: The Simply Good Foods (SMPL) vs. Its Rivals

The Simply Good Foods (NASDAQ: SMPL) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Food & kindred products” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare The Simply Good Foods to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Simply Good Foods and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
The Simply Good Foods $816.64 million $34.70 million 38.82
The Simply Good Foods Competitors $9.53 billion $1.14 billion 8.89

The Simply Good Foods’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than The Simply Good Foods. The Simply Good Foods is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares The Simply Good Foods and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Simply Good Foods 7.84% 7.60% 4.69%
The Simply Good Foods Competitors 4.60% 11.43% 4.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for The Simply Good Foods and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Simply Good Foods 0 6 5 1 2.58
The Simply Good Foods Competitors 348 1184 1202 33 2.33

The Simply Good Foods currently has a consensus target price of $32.15, suggesting a potential downside of 8.60%. As a group, “Food & kindred products” companies have a potential downside of 1.32%. Given The Simply Good Foods’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe The Simply Good Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.1% of The Simply Good Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of The Simply Good Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Food & kindred products” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

The Simply Good Foods has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Simply Good Foods’ competitors have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Simply Good Foods beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About The Simply Good Foods

The Simply Good Foods Company operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and internationally. The company develops, markets, and sells snacks and meal replacements. It offers primarily nutrition bars, ready-to-drink (RTD) shakes, sweet and salty snacks, protein bars, cookies, pizza, protein chips, recipes, and confectionery products, as well as licensed frozen meals under the Atkins, Atkins Endulge, and Quest brand names. The company distributes its products to various retail channels, such as mass merchandise, grocery and drug channels, club stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and other channels. It also sells its products through e-commerce channels, including atkins.com, questnutrition.com, and amazon.com. The Simply Good Foods Company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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