Contrasting Alico (ALCO) & The Competition

Alico (NASDAQ:ALCOGet Rating) is one of 32 public companies in the “Agricultural production – crops” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Alico to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.8% of Alico shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.7% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Alico shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Alico and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alico 34.31% -2.06% -1.23%
Alico Competitors -180.98% -13.81% -9.50%

Dividends

Alico pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Alico pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 45.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Alico has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alico and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alico $108.56 million $34.86 million 7.77
Alico Competitors $1.63 billion $90.75 million 1.29

Alico’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alico. Alico is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alico and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alico 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alico Competitors 36 127 418 23 2.71

As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies have a potential upside of 79.69%. Given Alico’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alico has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Alico has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alico’s competitors have a beta of -28.78, indicating that their average stock price is 2,978% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alico beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Alico Company Profile

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Alico, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Alico Citrus, and Land Management and Other Operations. The Alico Citrus segment cultivates citrus trees to produce citrus for delivery to the processed and fresh citrus markets. The Land Management and Other Operations segment owns and manages land in Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties; and leasing of land for recreational and grazing purposes, conservation, and mining activities. As of September 30, 2021, it had 83,000 acres of land situated in eight counties in Florida, which include the Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Polk. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

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