Financial Comparison: Tofutti Brands (TOFB) & Dean Foods (DF)

Tofutti Brands (OTCMKTS:TOFB) and Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Tofutti Brands has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dean Foods has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tofutti Brands and Dean Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tofutti Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dean Foods 3 7 0 0 1.70

Dean Foods has a consensus target price of $7.13, suggesting a potential upside of 32.43%. Given Dean Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dean Foods is more favorable than Tofutti Brands.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.8% of Dean Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 58.8% of Tofutti Brands shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Dean Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Tofutti Brands and Dean Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tofutti Brands 4.35% 17.26% 12.36%
Dean Foods -0.19% 4.01% 1.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tofutti Brands and Dean Foods’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tofutti Brands $14.11 million 0.74 $700,000.00 N/A N/A
Dean Foods $7.80 billion 0.06 $61.58 million $0.80 6.74

Dean Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Tofutti Brands.

Dividends

Dean Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Tofutti Brands does not pay a dividend. Dean Foods pays out 15.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Tofutti Brands beats Dean Foods on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tofutti Brands

Tofutti Brands, Inc. engages in the development, production, and marketing of TOFUTTI branded dairy free frozen desserts and other food products in the United States and internationally. It offers frozen desserts, including frozen sandwiches and chocolate-coated crispy cones; dairy free vegan cheese products, such as cream cheese, sour cream, cheese slices, and dairy free ricotta cheese alternatives; spreads; and frozen food products comprising frozen crepes. The company sells its products through independent unaffiliated food brokers to distributors, as well as on a direct basis to retail chain accounts or to warehouse accounts that directly service chain accounts. Tofutti Brands, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Cranford, New Jersey.

About Dean Foods

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. The company manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy, and diary case products, such as fluid milk, ice creams, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mixes, and other dairy products; and juices, teas, bottled water, and other products. It sells its products under approximately 50 national, regional, and local proprietary or licensed brands, and private labels, including DairyPure, TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean's, Friendly's, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G. Lee, Tuscan, and others. The company sells its products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions, and governmental entities through its sales forces. Dean Foods Company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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