Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) and Beyond Meat (NYSE:BYND) Head to Head Survey

Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) and Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Conagra Brands and Beyond Meat, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Conagra Brands 1 2 10 0 2.69
Beyond Meat 0 8 0 0 2.00

Conagra Brands currently has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 22.71%. Beyond Meat has a consensus target price of $104.48, indicating a potential downside of 31.03%. Given Conagra Brands’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Conagra Brands is more favorable than Beyond Meat.

Profitability

This table compares Conagra Brands and Beyond Meat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Conagra Brands 6.99% 16.40% 5.50%
Beyond Meat N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.6% of Conagra Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Conagra Brands shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Conagra Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Beyond Meat does not pay a dividend. Conagra Brands pays out 40.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Conagra Brands and Beyond Meat’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Conagra Brands $7.94 billion 1.83 $808.40 million $2.11 14.16
Beyond Meat $87.93 million 103.57 -$29.89 million N/A N/A

Conagra Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Beyond Meat.

Summary

Conagra Brands beats Beyond Meat on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Conagra Brands Company Profile

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America. The company operates through Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, and Foodservice segments. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily offers shelf stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment provides temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International reporting segment offers food products in various temperature states in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers food products, including meals, entrees, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. Conagra Brands, Inc. sells its products under the Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, Hunt's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Orville Redenbacher's, Alexia, Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Blake's, Duke's, Frontera, Banquet, Chef Boyardee, and BIGS brand names. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Beyond Meat Company Profile

Beyond Meat, Inc., a food company, manufactures, markets, and sells plant-based meat products in the United States and internationally. The company sells its products under the Beyond Beef, Beyond Chicken, The Beyond Burger, Beyond Meat, Beyond Sausage, Eat What You Love, and The Cookout Classic brand names. Beyond Meat, Inc. sells its products through grocery, mass merchandiser, and natural retailer channels, as well as various food-away-from-home channels, including restaurants, foodservice outlets, and schools. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California. Beyond Meat, Inc. is a subsidiary of Savage River Inc.

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