Reviewing Celsius (CELH) and BRITVIC PLC/S (BTVCY)

BRITVIC PLC/S (OTCMKTS:BTVCY) and Celsius (NASDAQ:CELH) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

BRITVIC PLC/S has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celsius has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

BRITVIC PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Celsius does not pay a dividend. BRITVIC PLC/S pays out 68.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BRITVIC PLC/S and Celsius, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BRITVIC PLC/S 0 0 1 0 3.00
Celsius 0 0 2 0 3.00

Celsius has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 114.29%. Given Celsius’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Celsius is more favorable than BRITVIC PLC/S.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.0% of Celsius shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.0% of Celsius shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares BRITVIC PLC/S and Celsius’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BRITVIC PLC/S N/A N/A N/A
Celsius -33.17% -75.43% -38.40%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BRITVIC PLC/S and Celsius’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BRITVIC PLC/S $2.02 billion 1.50 $157.52 million $1.50 15.27
Celsius $36.16 million 4.96 -$8.24 million ($0.01) -350.00

BRITVIC PLC/S has higher revenue and earnings than Celsius. Celsius is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BRITVIC PLC/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

BRITVIC PLC/S beats Celsius on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

BRITVIC PLC/S Company Profile

Britvic plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drinks primarily in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, France, and Brazil. It also provides fruit juices, syrups, liquid concentrates, ready-to-drink nectar drinks, sodas, mixers, energy drinks, and flavored water. The company's brand portfolio includes 7Up, Aqua Libra, Ballygowan, C&C, Club Mixers, Club Orange, DaFruta, Drench, Energise Sport, Fruit Shoot, Gatorade, J2O, Lipton, Maguary, MiWadi, Mountain Dew, Pepsi Max, Purdey's, R White's, Robinsons, Tango, Teisseire, TK, Fruité, Moulin de Valdonne, and Pressade. In addition, the company supplies water-coolers and bottled water; wholesales soft drinks to the licensed trade; and offers pension funding and financing services. It exports its products to approximately 50 countries. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom.

Celsius Company Profile

Celsius Holdings, Inc. develops, markets, sells, and distributes functional calorie-burning fitness beverages in the United States and internationally. The company offers its beverages in various flavors, including orange, wild berry, cola, grape, watermelon, grapefruit, cucumber lime, and orange pomegranate; and non-carbonated green tea raspberry/acai, green tea/peach mango, pineapple coconut, watermelon berry, and strawberries and cream. It distributes its products under the Celsius brand name through direct-store delivery distributors, as well as directly to retailers across various retail segments, including supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, nutritional stores, mass merchants, health clubs, spas, gyms, military, and e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Vector Ventures, Inc. and changed its name to Celsius Holdings, Inc. in January 2007. Celsius Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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