Comparing Alico (ALCO) and Its Competitors

Alico (NASDAQ:ALCOGet Rating) is one of 32 public companies in the “Agricultural production – crops” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Alico to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alico and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alico $108.56 million $34.86 million 7.55
Alico Competitors $1.63 billion $92.76 million 1.12

Alico’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alico. Alico is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Alico pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Alico pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 45.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Alico has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alico and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alico 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alico Competitors 38 127 423 23 2.71

As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies have a potential upside of 94.77%. Given Alico’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alico has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Alico has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alico’s competitors have a beta of -28.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 2,978% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.8% of Alico shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.9% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Alico shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Alico and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alico 34.31% -2.06% -1.23%
Alico Competitors -180.98% -13.81% -9.50%

Summary

Alico beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Alico

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Alico, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Alico Citrus, and Land Management and Other Operations. The Alico Citrus segment cultivates citrus trees to produce citrus for delivery to the processed and fresh citrus markets. The Land Management and Other Operations segment owns and manages land in Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties; and leasing of land for recreational and grazing purposes, conservation, and mining activities. As of September 30, 2021, it had 83,000 acres of land situated in eight counties in Florida, which include the Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Polk. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

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