SuperValu (SVU) vs. Boulder Brands (BDBD) Critical Analysis

SuperValu (NYSE: SVU) and Boulder Brands (NASDAQ:BDBD) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SuperValu and Boulder Brands’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SuperValu N/A N/A N/A $16.03 1.45
Boulder Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Profitability

This table compares SuperValu and Boulder Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SuperValu 4.46% 220.54% 2.55%
Boulder Brands 0.61% 0.59% 0.50%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.5% of SuperValu shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of SuperValu shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for SuperValu and Boulder Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SuperValu 0 4 2 0 2.33
Boulder Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A

SuperValu presently has a consensus price target of $32.90, indicating a potential upside of 41.51%. Given SuperValu’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe SuperValu is more favorable than Boulder Brands.

Summary

SuperValu beats Boulder Brands on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

SuperValu Company Profile

Supervalu Inc. is a wholesale distributor to independent retail customers across the United States. The Company’s segments include Wholesale and Retail. The Company offers a range of advertised brand name and private-label products, including grocery (both perishable and nonperishable), general merchandise and home, health and beauty care, and pharmacy, which are sold through Company-operated and licensed Retail stores to shoppers and through its Wholesale segment to independent retail customers. The Company’s Wholesale segment provides wholesale distribution of products to independent retail customers. Wholesale is organized and operated through two geographic regions: East and West. As of February 27, 2016, the Company conducted its Retail operations through a total of 200 stores primarily organized under five regionally-based retail banners of Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher’s, as well as two Rainbow and two County Market stores.

Boulder Brands Company Profile

Boulder Brands, Inc. is a natural consumer packaged food company. The Company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific health trends: the Glutino Food Group and Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC’s Gluten Free brands for gluten free diets; the Earth Balance brand for plant-based diets; the Level Life brand for diabetic diets; EVOL Food branded foods for consumers seeking convenient foods made with pure and simple ingredients, and the Smart Balance brand for heart healthier diets. The Company distributes its products in all retail channels, including natural, grocery, club and mass merchandise. The Company also has a presence in the foodservice and industrial channels. The Company operates in two segments: Natural and Balance. The Natural segment consists of Udi’s, Glutino and EVOL branded products. The Balance segment consists of Smart Balance, Earth Balance and Level Life branded products.

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