Contrasting Tattooed Chef (NASDAQ:TTCF) and McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC)

Tattooed Chef (NASDAQ:TTCF) and McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.4% of Tattooed Chef shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.5% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Tattooed Chef shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tattooed Chef and McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tattooed Chef N/A -164.88% -3.97%
McCormick & Company, Incorporated 13.75% 20.93% 7.24%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tattooed Chef and McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tattooed Chef N/A N/A $2.35 million N/A N/A
McCormick & Company, Incorporated $5.35 billion 4.20 $702.70 million $2.67 31.51

McCormick & Company, Incorporated has higher revenue and earnings than Tattooed Chef.

Volatility & Risk

Tattooed Chef has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Tattooed Chef and McCormick & Company, Incorporated, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tattooed Chef 0 1 1 0 2.50
McCormick & Company, Incorporated 2 4 3 0 2.11

Tattooed Chef currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.62%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a consensus price target of $81.56, indicating a potential downside of 3.05%. Given McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe McCormick & Company, Incorporated is more favorable than Tattooed Chef.

Summary

McCormick & Company, Incorporated beats Tattooed Chef on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tattooed Chef Company Profile

Tattooed Chef, Inc., a plant-based food company, produces and sells a portfolio of frozen foods. It supplies plant-based products to retailers in the United States. The company primarily offers products, such as ready-to-cook bowls, zucchini spirals, riced cauliflower, acai and smoothie bowls, and cauliflower crust pizza. Its products are available in private label and Tattooed Chef brand in the frozen food section of retail food stores. Tattooed Chef, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Paramount, California.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated Company Profile

McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Flavor Solutions. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as desserts. This segment markets its products under the McCormick, French, Frank's RedHot, Lawry's, Gourmet Garden, Club House, and OLD BAY brands in the Americas; Ducros, Schwartz, Kamis, and Drogheria & Alimentari, and Vahiné brand names in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; McCormick and DaQiao brands in China; and McCormick, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden brand names in Australia, as well as markets regional and ethnic brands, such as Zatarain's, Stubb's, Thai Kitchen, and Simply Asia. It also supplies its products under the private labels. This segment serves retailers comprising grocery, mass merchandise, warehouse clubs, discount and drug stores, and e-commerce retailers directly and indirectly through distributors or wholesalers. The Flavor Solutions segment offers seasoning blends, spices and herbs, condiments, coating systems, and compound flavors to multinational food manufacturers and foodservice customers. It serves foodservice customers directly and indirectly through distributors. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

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