Analyzing Bridgford Foods Corp. : October 15, 2015

Capitalcube gives Bridgford Foods Corp. a score of 34.

Our analysis is based on comparing Bridgford Foods Corp. with the following peers – J & J Snack Foods Corp., Inventure Foods, Inc. and Campbell Soup Company (JJSF-US, SNAK-US and CPB-US).

Investment Outlook

Bridgford Foods Corp. has a fundamental score of 34 and has a relative valuation of UNDERVALUED.

Fundamental Score

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Company Overview

  • Considering peers, relative underperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a lagging position.
  • Bridgford Foods Corporation trades at a lower Price/Book multiple (2.77) than its peer median (3.49).
  • The market expects BRID-US to grow at about the same rate as the peers and to maintain the median returns it currently generates.
  • BRID-US has relatively low net profit margins while its asset efficiency is relatively high.
  • Compared with its chosen peers, the company’s annual revenues and earnings change at a slower rate, implying a lack of strategic focus and/or lack of execution success.
  • BRID-US‘s return on assets has improved from below median to about median among its peers over the last five years.
  • The company’s median gross margin and relatively low pre-tax margin suggest high operating costs versus peers.
  • While BRID-US‘s revenues growth has been below the peer median in the last few years, the market still gives the stock a P/E ratio that is around peer median and seems to see the company as a long-term strategic bet.
  • The company’s relatively low level of capital investment and below peer median returns on capital suggest that the company is in maintenance mode.
  • BRID-US currently does not have any debt.

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Leverage & Liquidity

BRID-US currently does not have any debt.

  • We consider the company to have a Quick & Able profile as it currently does not have any debt. In comparison, the median level of debt as percent of enterprise value for its peer group is currently 0.07%.
  • All 3 peers for the company have an outstanding debt balance.

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Key Liquidity Items

Company Debt/Enterprise Value (%) Current Ratio Interest Coverage (x) Cash Flow To Total Debt (%)
J & J Snack Foods Corp. 0.08 3.16 966.05 7287.27
Inventure Foods, Inc. 30.86 1.67 -0.53 7.68
Campbell Soup Company N/A 0.75 11.61 29.94
Bridgford Foods Corporation 0 2.7 0 999
Peer Median 0.08 2.19 11.61 514.47
Best In Class 0.08 3.16 966.05 7287.27

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Company Profile

Bridgford Foods Corp. engages in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of frozen, refrigerated, and snack food products throughout the United States. It operates through two business segments: Frozen Food Products and Refrigerated & Snack Food Products. The Frozen Food Products segment manufactures and distributes food products, including biscuits, bread dough items, roll dough items and sandwiches.The Refrigerated & Snack Food Products segment distribute both products manufactured by the company and products manufactured or processed by third parties. Bridgford Foods was founded by Hugh H. Bridgford in February 1932 and is headquartered in Anaheim, CA.


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