Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) and Future Fintech Group (NASDAQ:FTFT) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Lancaster Colony and Future Fintech Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lancaster Colony||$1.22 billion||4.08||$135.31 million||N/A||N/A|
|Future Fintech Group||$10.46 million||3.23||-$102.58 million||N/A||N/A|
Lancaster Colony has higher revenue and earnings than Future Fintech Group.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
53.0% of Lancaster Colony shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Future Fintech Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.8% of Lancaster Colony shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 45.2% of Future Fintech Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Lancaster Colony and Future Fintech Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Future Fintech Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Lancaster Colony presently has a consensus target price of $150.00, indicating a potential downside of 17.40%. Given Lancaster Colony’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lancaster Colony is more favorable than Future Fintech Group.
This table compares Lancaster Colony and Future Fintech Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Future Fintech Group||-5,747.18%||-404.02%||-55.86%|
Lancaster Colony pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Future Fintech Group does not pay a dividend. Lancaster Colony has increased its dividend for 55 consecutive years.
Risk and Volatility
Lancaster Colony has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Future Fintech Group has a beta of 2.61, suggesting that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Lancaster Colony beats Future Fintech Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lancaster Colony Company Profile
Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Foodservice. It offers frozen garlic breads under the New York BRAND Bakery brand; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's brand name; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Simply Dressed, Simply 60, Cardini's, and Girard's brands; and vegetable dips and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand. The company also provides flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse brand name; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti brands; and frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand name. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden's dressings and Buffalo Wild Wings sauces. The company sells its products through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants. Lancaster Colony Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio.
Future Fintech Group Company Profile
Future FinTech Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit-related products in the People's Republic of China. It offers fruit juice concentrates, including fruit purees, concentrated fruit purees, and concentrated fruit juices; fruit beverages, such as fruit juice and fruit cider beverages; and other fruit-related products comprising organic and non-organic fresh fruits, dried fruits, preserved fruits, and fructose. The company also provides specialty fruit juices, such as kiwi, mulberry, turnjujube, and pomegranate juice, as well as apple spice, kiwifruit seeds, and fresh kiwifruit; and sells IB-LIVE products online and offline. In addition, it offers business incubation and acceleration services for block chain companies. The company sells its products directly to end-users, as well as hotels, supermarkets, and other outlets; through trade Websites; and indirectly through distributors. Future FinTech Group Inc. also exports its products to Asia, North America, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. The company was formerly known as SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. and changed its name to Future FinTech Group Inc. in June 2017. Future FinTech Group Inc. is headquartered in Xi'an, the People's Republic of China.
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