BF-B (BF-B) and Constellation Brands (STZ) Head to Head Contrast

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) and BF-B (NASDAQ:BF-B) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares Constellation Brands and BF-B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Constellation Brands 19.04% 19.69% 7.64%
BF-B N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.8% of Constellation Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Constellation Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Constellation Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. BF-B does not pay a dividend. Constellation Brands pays out 27.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Constellation Brands has increased its dividend for 32 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Constellation Brands and BF-B’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Constellation Brands $7.33 billion 4.87 $2.50 billion $7.54 24.31
BF-B $2.99 billion 6.36 $1.05 billion N/A N/A

Constellation Brands has higher revenue and earnings than BF-B.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Constellation Brands and BF-B, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Constellation Brands 0 4 9 1 2.79
BF-B 3 6 0 0 1.67

Constellation Brands currently has a consensus target price of $186.23, suggesting a potential upside of 1.61%. BF-B has a consensus target price of $50.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.64%. Given BF-B’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BF-B is more favorable than Constellation Brands.

Summary

Constellation Brands beats BF-B on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands, Inc. is an international beverage alcohol company. The Company is a producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Its segments include Beer, Wine and Spirits, and Corporate Operations and Other. It is a multi-category supplier (beer, wine and spirits) of beverage alcohol in the United States. It sells a number of brands in the import and craft beer categories, including Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Ballast Point and others. It is a producer and marketer of wine, and sells a number of wine brands across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine, and across all price points, such as popular, premium and luxury categories. Some of its wine and spirits brands sold in the United States, which comprise its U.S. Focus Brands (Focus Brands) include Meiomi, Robert Mondavi, Wild Horse and others.

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