Cuisine Solutions (OTCMKTS:CUSI) and Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Cuisine Solutions and Lamb Weston, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lamb Weston has a consensus target price of $54.25, suggesting a potential downside of 20.44%. Given Lamb Weston’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lamb Weston is more favorable than Cuisine Solutions.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Cuisine Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.3% of Lamb Weston shares are owned by institutional investors. 61.1% of Cuisine Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Lamb Weston shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cuisine Solutions and Lamb Weston’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lamb Weston||$3.79 billion||2.63||$365.90 million||$2.50||27.28|
Lamb Weston has higher revenue and earnings than Cuisine Solutions.
This table compares Cuisine Solutions and Lamb Weston’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
Cuisine Solutions has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lamb Weston has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Lamb Weston beats Cuisine Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cuisine Solutions Company Profile
Cuisine Solutions, Inc. produces and markets various food products in the United States. Its products include beef, lamb, pork and veal, pastas and sous-vide sides, chicken and moist turkey, prepared sauces, and seafood products, as well as prepared vegetarian meals. The company offers its products to foodservice, on board services, retail, military, and national restaurant chain industries. Cuisine Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Sterling, Virginia.
Lamb Weston Company Profile
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets value-added frozen potato products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. The company offers frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand name, as well as various customer labels. It serves retail and foodservice customers; grocery, mass, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as educational institutions. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho.
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