Head to Head Survey: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF) versus Rogers Sugar (OTCMKTS:RSGUF)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCFGet Free Report) and Rogers Sugar (OTCMKTS:RSGUFGet Free Report) are both consumer defensive companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. Rogers Sugar pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory pays out -70.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Rogers Sugar pays out 116.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Rogers Sugar, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rogers Sugar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.3% of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.8% of Rogers Sugar shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Rogers Sugar’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory $28.84 million 0.79 -$5.68 million ($0.68) -5.32
Rogers Sugar N/A N/A N/A $0.31 12.84

Rogers Sugar has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rogers Sugar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Rogers Sugar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory -14.88% -28.92% -18.21%
Rogers Sugar N/A N/A N/A

About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a confectionery franchisor, manufacturer, and retail operator. It operates through Franchising, Manufacturing, Retail Stores, and Other segments. The company produces approximately 400 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, including clusters, caramels, creams, toffees, mints, and truffles; and offers 15 varieties of caramel apples and other products that are prepared in individual stores, as well as provides ice cream, coffee, and other sundries. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Durango, Colorado.

About Rogers Sugar

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Rogers Sugar Inc. engages in refining, packaging, marketing, and distribution of sugar and maple products in Canada, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Sugar and Maple Products. It offers granulated, plantation raw, yellow, brown, organic, icing, maple, stevia, liquid, smart sweetener blend, and coconut sugar; and syrups, jam and jelly mixes, and iced tea mixes. The company offers its maple syrup products under the The Maple Treat Corporation, Uncle Luke's, Great Northern, Decacer, and Highland Sugarworks brands. In addition, it markets its products to industrial, consumer, and liquid product markets under the Lantic name in Eastern Canada and Rogers name in Western Canada. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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