SunOpta Inc. (STKL)’s Financial Results Comparing With TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS)

We are comparing SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) and TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation. They both are Processed & Packaged Goods companies, competing one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunOpta Inc. 1.23B 0.30 137.51M -1.68 0.00
TreeHouse Foods Inc. 6.03B 0.56 357.80M -8.13 0.00

Table 1 highlights SunOpta Inc. and TreeHouse Foods Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunOpta Inc. -11.18% -58.6% -13.8%
TreeHouse Foods Inc. -5.93% -16.2% -6.3%

Volatility & Risk

SunOpta Inc. has a 1.14 beta, while its volatility is 14.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, TreeHouse Foods Inc.’s 49.00% volatility makes it less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.51 beta.

Liquidity

1.2 and 0.4 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of SunOpta Inc. Its rival TreeHouse Foods Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.9 and 0.6 respectively. TreeHouse Foods Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than SunOpta Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Ratings and Recommendations for SunOpta Inc. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunOpta Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
TreeHouse Foods Inc. 0 4 1 2.20

Competitively the consensus target price of TreeHouse Foods Inc. is $49.8, which is potential -16.90% downside.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both SunOpta Inc. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 62.5% and 0% respectively. Insiders held roughly 2.2% of SunOpta Inc.’s shares. Competitively, 0.5% are TreeHouse Foods Inc.’s share held by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SunOpta Inc. -4.67% -24.22% -39.73% -46.23% -40.13% -42.06%
TreeHouse Foods Inc. -6.96% -0.2% -9.82% -2.95% 4.02% -1.05%

For the past year SunOpta Inc. was more bearish than TreeHouse Foods Inc.

Summary

TreeHouse Foods Inc. beats SunOpta Inc. on 9 of the 11 factors.

SunOpta Inc. sources non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and organic ingredients; and manufactures and sells food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, and Ethiopia. Its Global Ingredients segment offers organic fruit- and vegetable-based raw materials and ingredients, sweeteners, cocoa, coffees, ancient grains, nuts, seeds and pulses, and other organic food products; identity preserved, non-GMO, and organic seeds and grains, including soy, corn, and sunflower; and seed and grain-based animal feed, and pet food products. This segment also provides processing and contract manufacturing services, including seed and grain conditioning services for soy, corn, and sunflower; grain milling for corn, with various granulations and batch sizing; coffee and sesame seed processing; and dry and oil roasting and packaging, as well as offers specialty organic functional ingredients, and liquid and dried format seed, grain, and cocoa based ingredients. The companyÂ’s Consumer Products segment offers aseptic beverages, such as soy, almond, rice, coconut, sunflower, and other non-dairy and alternative beverages; and organic and conventional beverage products comprising shelf stable and refrigerated juices, specialty beverages, vitamin and electrolyte waters, and energy drinks. This segment also offers natural and organic frozen fruits and vegetables; specialty fruit toppings and bases; baby food, puddings, sauces, fruits, vegetables, and protein based snacks in organic and conventional re-sealable pouch products; and nutritious snacks. The company was formerly known as Stake Technology Ltd. and changed its name to SunOpta Inc. in October 2003. SunOpta Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the United States and Canada. The company operates through North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export segments. It sells branded and private label products, including non-dairy powdered creamers; sweeteners; condensed, ready to serve, and powdered soups, broths, and gravies; refrigerated and shelf stable salad dressings and sauces; pickles and related products; Mexican and other sauces; jams and pie fillings; aseptic products; liquid non-dairy creamer; powdered drinks; single serve hot beverages; specialty teas; hot cereals; baking and mix powders; macaroni and cheese; skillet dinners; snack nuts, trail mixes, dried fruit, and other wholesome snacks; nuts; and other products. The company sells its pickles under the FarmanÂ’s, Nalley, Peter Piper, and SteinfeldÂ’s brand names; sauces and syrups under the BennettÂ’s, Hoffman House, RoddenberyÂ’s Northwoods, and San Antonio names; non-dairy powdered creamer under the Cremora name; non-dairy refrigerated liquid creamer under the Mocha Mix name; single serve hot beverages under the Caza Trail and Grove Square names; snack nuts and trail mixes under the AnnÂ’s House of Nuts and Amport names; other refrigerated products under the Second Nature name; jams and other sauces under the E.D. Smith and Habitant names; oatmeal under the McCannÂ’s name; refrigerated dressings and sauces under the Naturally Fresh name; mayonnaise, dressings, and sauces under the Cains and Olde Cape Cod names; and cleaning cloths under the Knox gelatin and J-Cloth names, as well as other products under the Schwartz and Saucemaker names. It sells its products through various distribution channels comprising grocery retailers and foodservice distributors, as well as food manufacturers and repackagers of foodservice products. TreeHouse Foods, Inc. was founded in 1862 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.