Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) and Pacific Ventures Group (OTCMKTS:PACV) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
Constellation Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.93 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Pacific Ventures Group does not pay a dividend. Constellation Brands pays out 10.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Constellation Brands has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This table compares Constellation Brands and Pacific Ventures Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pacific Ventures Group||N/A||N/A||-138.60%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.3% of Constellation Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Pacific Ventures Group shares are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of Constellation Brands shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 55.9% of Pacific Ventures Group shares are held 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Constellation Brands and Pacific Ventures Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Constellation Brands||$8.33 billion||3.98||$2.32 billion||$8.72||20.04|
|Pacific Ventures Group||N/A||N/A||-$590,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Constellation Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Ventures Group.
Risk and Volatility
Constellation Brands has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Ventures Group has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Constellation Brands and Pacific Ventures Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pacific Ventures Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Constellation Brands presently has a consensus target price of $226.55, suggesting a potential upside of 29.66%. Given Constellation Brands’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Constellation Brands is more favorable than Pacific Ventures Group.
Constellation Brands beats Pacific Ventures Group on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. It provides beer primarily under the Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, Modelo Chelada, Pacifico, and Victoria brands, as well as Funky Buddha, Obregon Brewery, and Ballast Point brands. The company offers wine under the 7 Moons, Black Box, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Mount Veeder, The Dreaming Tree, Franciscan Estate, Nobilo, The Prisoner, Kim Crawford, Ravage, The Velvet Devil, Kung Fu Girl, Mark West, Meiomi, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, and Simi brands, as well as Schrader Cellars and Charles Smith brands; and spirits under the Casa Noble, High West, SVEDKA Vodka, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey brands. It provides its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and state alcohol beverage control agencies. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.
About Pacific Ventures Group
Pacific Ventures Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, sells, and distributes alcohol-infused ice creams and ice-pops. It sells its alcohol-infused ice-pops and ice creams under the SnöBar brand name principally through wholesale distributors for resale to retail outlets. The company is also involved in the sale and lease of freezers, as well as the provision of marketing services; and wholesale and retail of fresh produce, groceries, meals, and food and other food-related products. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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