Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) and BellRing Brands (NYSE:BRBR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hain Celestial Group and BellRing Brands’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hain Celestial Group $2.30 billion 1.20 -$183.31 million $0.66 40.18
BellRing Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BellRing Brands has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hain Celestial Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of BellRing Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of BellRing Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hain Celestial Group and BellRing Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hain Celestial Group -8.73% 4.62% 2.83%
BellRing Brands N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hain Celestial Group and BellRing Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hain Celestial Group 2 7 2 0 2.00
BellRing Brands 0 3 11 0 2.79

Hain Celestial Group presently has a consensus price target of $23.91, suggesting a potential downside of 9.85%. BellRing Brands has a consensus price target of $22.57, suggesting a potential upside of 4.79%. Given BellRing Brands’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BellRing Brands is more favorable than Hain Celestial Group.

Summary

Hain Celestial Group beats BellRing Brands on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hain Celestial Group

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. The company operates in seven segments: the United States, United Kingdom, Tilda, Ella's Kitchen UK, Canada, Europe, and Cultivate. It offers infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; yogurts; chilies; chocolates; and nut butters. The company also provides juices, hot-eating products, desserts, cookies, crackers, frozen fruits and vegetables, pre-cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen plant-based meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads, jellies, honey, marmalade products, and other food products. In addition, it offers snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla and whole grain chips, pita chips, and puffs; personal care products consisting of skin, hair, and oral care products, as well as deodorants, baby care items, body washes, sunscreens, and lotions; and herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and clubs, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

About BellRing Brands

BellRing Brands, Inc. manufactures and sells nutrition products in the United States and internationally. The company offers ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shakes, other RTD beverages, powders, and nutrition bars and supplements. It offers its products primarily under the Premier Protein, Dymatize, and PowerBar, as well as Joint Juice and Supreme Protein brands. The company sells its products through a network of channels, including club, e-commerce, convenience, and specialty, as well as food, drug, and mass; and through a broker network for customers in the convenience, grocery, and mass channels, and through distributors for the specialty channel. BellRing Brands, Inc. was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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