Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI) and Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amira Nature Foods||$551.83 million||0.29||$25.08 million||N/A||N/A|
|Darling Ingredients||$3.66 billion||0.80||$128.46 million||$0.77||23.04|
This table compares Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Amira Nature Foods||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Amira Nature Foods and Darling Ingredients, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Amira Nature Foods||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Amira Nature Foods currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 87.79%. Darling Ingredients has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.92%. Given Amira Nature Foods’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Amira Nature Foods is more favorable than Darling Ingredients.
Risk & Volatility
Amira Nature Foods has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Darling Ingredients has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.9% of Amira Nature Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.9% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Darling Ingredients shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Darling Ingredients beats Amira Nature Foods on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Amira Nature Foods Company Profile
Amira Nature Foods Ltd is primarily engaged in the business of processing and selling packaged Indian specialty rice, primarily basmati rice and other food products. The Company sells Basmati rice and other specialty rice, under its Amira brand, as well as under other third-party brands. It also sells non-basmati rice. It has developed a line of Amira branded products to complement its packaged rice offerings, including edible oil, snacks, ready-to-heat meals and a line of organic product offerings. It is engaged in the institutional sale of bulk commodities to international and regional trading firms, which includes wheat, barley, legume, maize, sugar, soybean meal, onion, potato, millet and others. Its Amira branded product line includes Amira Pure Basmati Rice, Amira Indian Basmati Rice, Smoked Basmati Rice, Amira Khichdi Rice, Amira Navratan Mix and others. The Company’s third-party branded rice products include Euricom Brown Basmati Rice, Bonne Chance Long Grain Rice and others.
Darling Ingredients Company Profile
Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling) is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. The Company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. The Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment.
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