Comparing Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) and Cranswick (OTCMKTS:CRWKF)

Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPCGet Free Report) and Cranswick (OTCMKTS:CRWKFGet Free Report) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.


This table compares Pilgrim’s Pride and Cranswick’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pilgrim’s Pride 2.80% 17.35% 5.72%
Cranswick N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pilgrim’s Pride and Cranswick’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pilgrim’s Pride $17.56 billion 0.49 $321.57 million $2.06 17.52
Cranswick N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pilgrim’s Pride has higher revenue and earnings than Cranswick.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.6% of Pilgrim’s Pride shares are held by institutional investors. 82.6% of Pilgrim’s Pride shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Pilgrim’s Pride and Cranswick, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pilgrim’s Pride 0 2 2 0 2.50
Cranswick 0 0 1 0 3.00

Pilgrim’s Pride currently has a consensus target price of $37.25, suggesting a potential upside of 3.19%. Given Pilgrim’s Pride’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pilgrim’s Pride is more favorable than Cranswick.


Pilgrim’s Pride beats Cranswick on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pilgrim’s Pride

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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken and pork products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators. The company offers fresh products, including refrigerated whole or cut-up chicken, selected chicken parts that are either marinated or non-marinated, primary pork cuts, added value pork, and pork ribs; and prepared products, which include fully cooked, ready-to-cook and individually frozen chicken parts, strips, nuggets and patties, processed sausages, bacon, smoked meat, gammon joints, pre-packed meats, sandwich and deli counter meats and meat balls. It also provides plant-based protein offerings, ready-to-eat meals, multi-protein frozen foods, vegetarian foods and desserts. In addition, its exported products include whole chickens and chicken parts sold either refrigerated for distributors in the U.S. or frozen for distribution to export markets and primary pork cuts, hog heads, and trotters frozen for distribution to export markets. The company offers its products under the Pilgrim's, Just BARE, Gold'n Pump, Gold Kist, County Pride, Pierce Chicken, Pilgrim's Mexico, Savoro, To-Ricos, Del Dia, Moy Park, O'Kane, Richmond, Fridge Raiders, and Denny brands. It serves chain restaurants, food processors, broad-line distributors, and other institutions; and retail market, such as grocery store chains, wholesale clubs, and other retail distributors. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation operates as a subsidiary of JBS S.A.

About Cranswick

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Cranswick plc manufactures and supplies food products to grocery retailers, food service sector, and other food producers in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company offers fresh pork, gourmet bacon and gammon, fresh and coated chicken, ready to eat chicken, charcuterie, houmous and dips, and olives and antipasti, gourmet sausages, cooked meats, and gourmet pastries, as well as provides food services. It also offers snacks and sharing boxes under the Bodega brand; olives, olive oil, and pulses under the Cypressa brand; Mediterranean foods under the Ramona's Kitchen brand name; and pet food and supplies under the Vitalin and Alpha Feeds, as well as operates export business. Cranswick plc was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Hessle, the United Kingdom.

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