DTS8 Coffee (OTCMKTS:BKCT) and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
This table compares DTS8 Coffee and United Natural Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|United Natural Foods||1.62%||8.93%||5.24%|
DTS8 Coffee has a beta of -0.77, meaning that its share price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Natural Foods has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares DTS8 Coffee and United Natural Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Natural Foods||$10.23 billion||0.11||$165.67 million||$3.11||7.10|
United Natural Foods has higher revenue and earnings than DTS8 Coffee.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.9% of United Natural Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 26.6% of DTS8 Coffee shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of United Natural Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for DTS8 Coffee and United Natural Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Natural Foods||4||11||3||0||1.94|
United Natural Foods has a consensus price target of $34.84, indicating a potential upside of 57.74%. Given United Natural Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe United Natural Foods is more favorable than DTS8 Coffee.
United Natural Foods beats DTS8 Coffee on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About DTS8 Coffee
DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the roasting, marketing, and sale of gourmet roasted coffee in Shanghai and other parts of China. It markets and sells its coffee under the DTS8 Coffee, Don Manuel, and private label brands through distribution channels that serve consumers at restaurants, multi-location coffee shops, and offices. The company was formerly known as Berkeley Coffee & Tea, Inc. and changed its name to DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd. in January 2013. DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is based in Jiangqiao, China.
About United Natural Foods
United Natural Foods, Inc. engages in the distribution of natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products. It operates through the Wholesale and Other segment. The Wholesale segment distributes nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic products. The Others segment includes the sale other activities of the firm. It offers food and non food, frozen, perishables, bulk, body care products and supplements. The company was founded by Michael S. Funk in 1996 and is headquartered in Providence, RI.
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