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Primo Water (PRMW) Competitors

C$20.51
+0.09 (+0.44%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)

PRMW vs. MFI, PBH, NWC, EMP.A, JWEL, SOY, SAP, RSI, LAS.A, and HLF

Should you be buying Primo Water stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Primo Water include Maple Leaf Foods (MFI), Premium Brands (PBH), North West (NWC), Empire (EMP.A), Jamieson Wellness (JWEL), SunOpta (SOY), Saputo (SAP), Rogers Sugar (RSI), Lassonde Industries (LAS.A), and High Liner Foods (HLF). These companies are all part of the "consumer defensive" sector.

Primo Water vs.

Primo Water (TSE:PRMW) and Maple Leaf Foods (TSE:MFI) are both mid-cap consumer defensive companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, media sentiment, risk and profitability.

89.4% of Primo Water shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.9% of Maple Leaf Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Primo Water shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.1% of Maple Leaf Foods shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Maple Leaf Foods received 527 more outperform votes than Primo Water when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 100.00% of users gave Primo Water an outperform vote while only 64.94% of users gave Maple Leaf Foods an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Primo WaterOutperform Votes
1
100.00%
Underperform Votes
No Votes
Maple Leaf FoodsOutperform Votes
528
64.94%
Underperform Votes
285
35.06%

Primo Water pays an annual dividend of C$0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Maple Leaf Foods pays an annual dividend of C$0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Primo Water pays out 43.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Maple Leaf Foods pays out -65.1% 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. Maple Leaf Foods is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Maple Leaf Foods has a consensus price target of C$33.86, indicating a potential upside of 31.08%. Given Maple Leaf Foods' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Maple Leaf Foods is more favorable than Primo Water.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primo Water
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Maple Leaf Foods
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.17

Primo Water has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Maple Leaf Foods. Maple Leaf Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Primo Water, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Primo WaterC$2.29B1.43C$118MC$0.9820.93
Maple Leaf FoodsC$4.88B0.65-C$157.15M-C$1.29-20.02

In the previous week, Maple Leaf Foods had 4 more articles in the media than Primo Water. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Maple Leaf Foods and 2 mentions for Primo Water. Primo Water's average media sentiment score of 0.30 beat Maple Leaf Foods' score of -0.01 indicating that Primo Water is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Primo Water
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Maple Leaf Foods
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Primo Water has a net margin of 5.14% compared to Maple Leaf Foods' net margin of -3.22%. Primo Water's return on equity of 9.24% beat Maple Leaf Foods' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primo Water5.14% 9.24% 3.05%
Maple Leaf Foods -3.22%-9.59%-0.03%

Primo Water has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maple Leaf Foods has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Primo Water beats Maple Leaf Foods on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PRMW vs. The Competition

MetricPrimo WaterBeverages IndustryDefensive SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$3.27BC$2.79BC$5.88BC$5.06B
Dividend Yield2.10%1.97%3.16%5.63%
P/E Ratio20.93735.07274.8725.48
Price / Sales1.43105.72131,387.721,283.47
Price / Cash34.9813.32118.7679.61
Price / Book2.534.723.522.57
Net IncomeC$118MC$383.32MC$243.90MC$297.06M
7 Day Performance-0.68%-0.34%0.71%0.98%
1 Month Performance3.85%-1.26%-0.44%2.21%
1 Year Performance-7.32%2.48%-0.40%2.70%

Primo Water Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MFI
Maple Leaf Foods
1.9278 of 5 stars
C$26.00
-0.1%
C$33.86
+30.2%
-3.3%C$3.18BC$4.88B-20.1614,000
PBH
Premium Brands
2.2434 of 5 stars
C$90.92
-1.4%
C$115.30
+26.8%
-7.3%C$4.06BC$6.34B36.96505High Trading Volume
NWC
North West
0.6345 of 5 stars
C$39.01
-2.5%
C$40.00
+2.5%
+9.0%C$1.86BC$2.46B14.727,311News Coverage
EMP.A
Empire
2.895 of 5 stars
C$33.53
-1.9%
C$41.25
+23.0%
-4.8%C$5.00BC$30.80B11.40125,000
JWEL
Jamieson Wellness
1.011 of 5 stars
C$29.98
-0.1%
C$38.64
+28.9%
-13.6%C$1.26BC$648.58M28.02110Positive News
SOY
SunOpta
0 of 5 stars
C$8.40
-0.9%
N/A-21.7%C$971.46MC$951.73M-19.091,453Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
SAP
Saputo
3.8911 of 5 stars
C$27.82
-0.8%
C$33.81
+21.5%
-23.0%C$11.80BC$17.59B35.6719,200News Coverage
RSI
Rogers Sugar
0.3763 of 5 stars
C$5.57
-1.6%
C$6.00
+7.7%
-8.9%C$585.69MC$1.10B12.66954
LAS.A
Lassonde Industries
0.3952 of 5 stars
C$151.00
-0.7%
C$167.00
+10.6%
+40.5%C$463.57MC$2.27B13.372,200
HLF
High Liner Foods
1.0315 of 5 stars
C$11.99
+0.6%
C$13.83
+15.4%
-16.1%C$399.39MC$1.09B8.50N/ANews Coverage

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This page (TSE:PRMW) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff