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Kraft Heinz (KHC) Competitors

$34.71
+0.05 (+0.14%)
(As of 11:28 AM ET)

KHC vs. LW, LANC, THS, BRFH, FTFT, PLAG, PM, UL, BUD, and MDLZ

Should you be buying Kraft Heinz stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kraft Heinz include Lamb Weston (LW), Lancaster Colony (LANC), TreeHouse Foods (THS), Barfresh Food Group (BRFH), Future FinTech Group (FTFT), Planet Green (PLAG), Philip Morris International (PM), Unilever (UL), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD), and Mondelez International (MDLZ).

Kraft Heinz vs.

Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) and Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, community ranking, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and media sentiment.

Lamb Weston presently has a consensus target price of $117.40, suggesting a potential upside of 37.54%. Kraft Heinz has a consensus target price of $40.08, suggesting a potential upside of 15.65%. Given Kraft Heinz's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Lamb Weston is more favorable than Kraft Heinz.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lamb Weston
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Kraft Heinz
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.55

Lamb Weston has a net margin of 16.71% compared to Lamb Weston's net margin of 10.62%. Kraft Heinz's return on equity of 50.74% beat Lamb Weston's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lamb Weston16.71% 50.74% 11.76%
Kraft Heinz 10.62%7.41%4.08%

Lamb Weston pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Kraft Heinz pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Lamb Weston pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kraft Heinz pays out 69.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lamb Weston has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

In the previous week, Kraft Heinz had 9 more articles in the media than Lamb Weston. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Kraft Heinz and 5 mentions for Lamb Weston. Kraft Heinz's average media sentiment score of 1.01 beat Lamb Weston's score of 0.48 indicating that Lamb Weston is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Lamb Weston
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Kraft Heinz
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Kraft Heinz has higher revenue and earnings than Lamb Weston. Lamb Weston is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kraft Heinz, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lamb Weston$5.35B2.30$1.01B$7.4911.40
Kraft Heinz$26.64B1.58$2.86B$2.2915.14

89.6% of Lamb Weston shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of Kraft Heinz shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Lamb Weston shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kraft Heinz shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Kraft Heinz received 293 more outperform votes than Lamb Weston when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.31% of users gave Kraft Heinz an outperform vote while only 64.35% of users gave Lamb Weston an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Lamb WestonOutperform Votes
334
64.35%
Underperform Votes
185
35.65%
Kraft HeinzOutperform Votes
627
65.31%
Underperform Votes
333
34.69%

Lamb Weston has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kraft Heinz has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lamb Weston beats Kraft Heinz on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding KHC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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KHC vs. The Competition

MetricKraft HeinzCanned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special IndustryStaples SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$42.56B$6.99B$14.71B$8.08B
Dividend Yield4.56%2.70%2.78%3.98%
P/E Ratio15.1426.5817.5414.77
Price / Sales1.582.704.9374.63
Price / Cash9.2915.4433.1931.34
Price / Book0.855.116.214.60
Net Income$2.86B$501.16M$583.93M$213.84M
7 Day Performance-3.18%0.89%-0.28%0.30%
1 Month Performance-10.23%-2.37%2.81%3.11%
1 Year Performance-8.43%-1.21%-3.87%6.90%

Kraft Heinz Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LW
Lamb Weston
4.9084 of 5 stars
$85.36
-3.4%
$117.40
+37.5%
-22.0%$12.76B$5.35B11.4010,300Positive News
LANC
Lancaster Colony
4.394 of 5 stars
$181.29
-1.5%
$198.75
+9.6%
-10.9%$5.07B$1.82B37.613,400Positive News
THS
TreeHouse Foods
3.4651 of 5 stars
$35.06
-0.3%
$38.40
+9.5%
-27.9%$1.85B$3.43B76.227,400Positive News
BRFH
Barfresh Food Group
0 of 5 stars
$1.64
+0.6%
N/A+33.3%$24.14M$8.13M-9.1110Short Interest ↓
Positive News
FTFT
Future FinTech Group
0 of 5 stars
$0.79
-3.7%
N/A-33.6%$16.37M$34.87M0.0080News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
PLAG
Planet Green
0 of 5 stars
$0.20
-9.2%
N/A-63.8%$14.24M$27.12M-0.68143Stock Split
High Trading Volume
PM
Philip Morris International
3.3949 of 5 stars
$99.60
-0.4%
$105.50
+5.9%
+9.6%$155.53B$84.58B19.4582,700Positive News
UL
Unilever
0.6277 of 5 stars
$53.53
-1.1%
$54.00
+0.9%
+4.2%$135.61B$64.51B0.00128,000Short Interest ↑
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
2.4723 of 5 stars
$62.28
-1.9%
$71.70
+15.1%
+9.0%$108.19B$59.38B26.17155,000Short Interest ↓
MDLZ
Mondelez International
4.1818 of 5 stars
$66.93
-0.9%
$80.75
+20.6%
-10.9%$90.64B$36.02B21.2591,000Short Interest ↓

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This page (NASDAQ:KHC) was last updated on 5/30/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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