Comparing United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) & G. Willi-Food International (NASDAQ:WILC)

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFIGet Rating) and G. Willi-Food International (NASDAQ:WILCGet Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for United Natural Foods and G. Willi-Food International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Natural Foods 0 0 0 0 N/A
G. Willi-Food International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.3% of United Natural Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.3% of G. Willi-Food International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of United Natural Foods shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 79.1% of G. Willi-Food International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

United Natural Foods has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G. Willi-Food International has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares United Natural Foods and G. Willi-Food International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Natural Foods 0.84% 16.92% 3.34%
G. Willi-Food International 9.86% 7.78% 7.13%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares United Natural Foods and G. Willi-Food International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
United Natural Foods $26.95 billion 0.09 $149.00 million $3.82 11.40
G. Willi-Food International $146.05 million 6.28 $14.50 million $1.00 18.35

United Natural Foods has higher revenue and earnings than G. Willi-Food International. United Natural Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than G. Willi-Food International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

United Natural Foods beats G. Willi-Food International on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About United Natural Foods (Get Rating)

United Natural Foods, Inc. engages in the distribution of natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products. The firm operates through the following segments: Wholesale and Retail. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the national distribution of natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products, and providing retail services in the United States and Canada. The Retail segment derives revenues from the sale of groceries and other products at retail locations operated by company. It offers food and non food, frozen, perishables, bulk, body care products, and supplements. The company was founded by Michael S. Funk and Norman A. Cloutier in July 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, RI.

About G. Willi-Food International (Get Rating)

G. Willi Food International Ltd. engages in the provision of kosher food products. It engages in the development, import, export, marketing, and distribution of a variety of food products to supermarkets and retail chains worldwide, through its subsidiaries. The company was founded in January 1994 and is headquartered in Yavne, Israel.

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