Bridgford Foods Corp.: Fading performance but may be making a comeback?

Bridgford Foods Corp. relative valuation is UNDERVALUED and it has a fundamental analysis score of 63.

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).

Bridgford Foods Corp. has shown overwhelming performance over the last one year at 35.56%. But over the last month performance has declined by -11.27%. In fact, Bridgford Foods Corp.’s monthly share performance has also lagged its overall peer group (median share price performance was -1.41 last month).

Company Snapshot

  • With respect to peers, relative outperformance over the last year is in contrast to the more recent underperformance.
  • Bridgford Foods Corporation trades at a lower Price/Book multiple (2.71) than its peer median (3.59).
  • We classify BRID-US as Harvesting because of the market’s relatively low growth expectations despite its relatively high returns.
  • BRID-US has a successful operating model with relatively high net profit margins and asset turns.
  • Changes in annual earnings (relative to peers) are better than the change in its revenues (relative to peers), implying the company is focused more on earnings.
  • Over the last five years, BRID-US‘s return on assets has improved from below median to better than the median among its peers, suggesting that the company has improved its relative operations markedly.
  • The company’s margins are around the peer medians and do not suggest any benefit from a pricing or an operating cost advantage versus peers.
  • BRID-US‘s revenues have grown more slowly than the peer median over the last few years, which combined with the stock price’s relatively low P/E ratio suggests substandard growth expectations relative to peers.
  • The company’s level of capital investment seems appropriate to support the company’s growth.
  • BRID-US currently does not have any debt.
  • Our analysis rates Bridgford Foods Corp. as UNDERVALUED relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

With respect to peers, relative outperformance over the last year is in contrast to the more recent underperformance.

BRID-US‘s change in share price of 35.56% for the last 12 months is better than its peer median. However, the 30-day trend in its share price performance of -11.27% is below the peer median suggesting that the company’s recent performance has faded significantly relative to peers.

Share Price Performance

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Relative Valuation

Relative Valuation
Fundamental Score

Bridgford Foods Corp.’s price of USD 12.20 is lower than CapitalCube’s implied price of USD 21.73. CapitalCube believes that at these levels, Bridgford Foods Corp. is undervalued and has upside potential. Over the last 52 week period, the stock has fluctuated between USD 8.40 and USD 16.

Valuation & Peer Metrics

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Company Profile

Bridgford Foods Corp. engages in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of frozen and snack food products throughout the United States. It operates through two business segments: Frozen Food Products and Snack Food Products. The Frozen Food Products segment manufactures and distributes food products, including biscuits, bread dough items, roll dough items and sandwiches. The 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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