Reviewing Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) & G Willi-Food International (WILC)

Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) and G Willi-Food International (NASDAQ:WILC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Primo Water and G Willi-Food International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Primo Water $286.07 million 1.88 -$6.35 million ($0.28) -49.93
G Willi-Food International $89.99 million 1.04 $7.21 million N/A N/A



G Willi-Food International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Primo Water.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.8% of Primo Water shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.1% of G Willi-Food International shares are held by institutional investors. 13.5% of Primo Water shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 79.1% of G Willi-Food International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Primo Water and G Willi-Food International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primo Water 0 0 5 0 3.00
G Willi-Food International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Primo Water presently has a consensus target price of $18.50, suggesting a potential upside of 32.33%. Given Primo Water’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Primo Water is more favorable than G Willi-Food International.

Risk and Volatility

Primo Water has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G Willi-Food International has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Primo Water and G Willi-Food International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primo Water -17.88% 10.31% 2.66%
G Willi-Food International 9.45% 7.32% 6.82%

Summary

Primo Water beats G Willi-Food International on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Primo Water

Primo Water Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water, and water dispensers in the United States and Canada. It operates in three segments: Refill, Exchange, and Dispensers. The Refill segment sells filtered drinking water dispensed directly to consumers through self-service machines. The Exchange segment sells multi-gallon purified bottled water through point of purchase display racks and recycling centers. The Dispensers segment sells water dispensers that are designed to dispense Primo and other dispenser-compatible bottled water. As of March 6, 2018, the company offers its products and services at approximately 45,000 retail locations, as well as online. Primo Water Corporation was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

About G Willi-Food International

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. develops, imports, exports, markets, and distributes various food products worldwide. It offers canned vegetables and pickles, including mushrooms, artichoke, beans, asparagus, capers, corn kernels, baby corn, palm hearts, vine leaves, sour pickles, mixed pickled vegetables, pickled peppers, an assortment of olives, garlic, roasted eggplant, and sun and dried tomatoes; and canned fish comprising tuna, sardines, anchovies, smoked and pressed cod liver, herring, fish paste, and salmon. The company also provides canned fruits that include pineapple, peaches, apricots, pears, mangos, cherries, litchis, and fruit cocktail; edible oils comprising olive, sunflower, soybean, corn, and rapeseed oil; dairy and dairy substitutes consisting of cheese, feta, Bulgarian cubes, goat cheese, fetina, butter, butter spreads, margarine, melted cheese, cheese alternatives, condensed milk, whipped cream, and other products; and dried fruits, nuts, and beans, such as figs, apricots and organic apricots, organic chestnuts, sunflower and sesame seeds, walnuts, pine nuts, cashews, banana chips, pistachios, and peanuts. In addition, it offers instant noodle soups, frozen edamame soybeans, freeze dried instant coffee, bagels, breadstick, coffee creamers, lemon juice, halva, Turkish delight, cookies, vinegar, sweet pastry and crackers, sauces, corn flour, rice, rice sticks, pasta, spaghetti and noodles, breakfast cereals, corn flakes, rusks, couscous, tortilla, dried apples snacks, deserts, and light and alcoholic beverages. G. Willi-Food International Ltd. markets its products under the Willi-Food, Donna Rozza, Manchow, Gold Frost, Tifeeret, Say cheese, and Emma brand names. The company was formerly known as G. Willi-Food Ltd. and changed its name to G. Willi-Food International Ltd. in June 1996. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Yavne, Israel. G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is a subsidiary of Willi-Food Investments Ltd.

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