Centennial Specialty Foods (OTCMKTS:CHLE) and Lamb Weston (OTCMKTS:LW) Head to Head Survey

Adella Miesner

Centennial Specialty Foods (OTCMKTS:CHLE) and Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings. Profitability This table compares Centennial Specialty Foods and Lamb […]

Centennial Specialty Foods (OTCMKTS:CHLE) and Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Centennial Specialty Foods and Lamb Weston’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centennial Specialty Foods N/A N/A N/A
Lamb Weston 9.65% 183.08% 9.93%

Risk & Volatility

Centennial Specialty Foods has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lamb Weston has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Centennial Specialty Foods and Lamb Weston, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centennial Specialty Foods 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lamb Weston 0 4 1 0 2.20

Lamb Weston has a consensus price target of $54.25, suggesting a potential downside of 20.14%. Given Lamb Weston’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lamb Weston is more favorable than Centennial Specialty Foods.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.3% of Lamb Weston shares are held by institutional investors. 17.2% of Centennial Specialty Foods shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Lamb Weston shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Centennial Specialty Foods and Lamb Weston’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centennial Specialty Foods N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lamb Weston $3.79 billion 2.62 $365.90 million $2.50 27.17

Lamb Weston has higher revenue and earnings than Centennial Specialty Foods.

Summary

Lamb Weston beats Centennial Specialty Foods on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Centennial Specialty Foods Company Profile

Centennial Specialty Foods Corp. markets, sells, and distributes branded ethnic Southwestern sauces and food products in Colorado. It offers green chile sauces, and chili con carne or chili products. The company’s sauces and chili products come in varieties with pork, chicken, beef, and no meat. Its Ellis products include refried beans, tamale products, chili products, bean products, and Ellis burrito sauce. The company sells its products through grocery stores, superstores, and club stores primarily in Colorado, Arizona, and California. Centennial Specialty Foods Corp. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado.

Lamb Weston Company Profile

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets value-added frozen potato products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. The company offers frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand name, as well as various customer labels. It serves retail and foodservice customers; grocery, mass, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as educational institutions. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho.

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