Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO – Get Rating) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural production – crops” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Alico to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Alico and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alico||$108.56 million||$34.86 million||7.32|
|Alico Competitors||$1.63 billion||$92.76 million||0.90|
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.
Volatility & Risk
This table compares Alico and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Alico and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies have a potential upside of 101.15%. Given Alico’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alico has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
44.8% of Alico shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.0% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Alico shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Alico pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. 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 increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Alico beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
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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