Comparing Reeds (NASDAQ:REED) and Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A (NASDAQ:AKO.A)

Reeds (NASDAQ:REED) and Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A (NYSE:AKO.A) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Reeds does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Reeds and Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reeds $38.10 million 2.95 -$10.32 million ($0.38) -8.82
Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A $2.57 billion 1.13 $154.57 million N/A N/A

Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A has higher revenue and earnings than Reeds.

Profitability

This table compares Reeds and Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reeds -31.29% N/A -68.56%
Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A 6.39% 12.51% 4.95%

Volatility & Risk

Reeds has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.1% of Reeds shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of Reeds shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Reeds and Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reeds 0 0 2 0 3.00
Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A 0 0 1 0 3.00

Reeds currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.25%. Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A has a consensus price target of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 73.44%. Given Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A is more favorable than Reeds.

Summary

Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A beats Reeds on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Reeds

Reed's, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells natural hand-crafted beverages and candies in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America. Its products include Reed's ginger beers; Virgil's root beer and cream sodas; Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer; and Sonoma Sparkler branded sparkling juices. The company also provides private label products. Reed's, Inc. sells its products to specialty gourmet, natural food stores, retail stores, convenience stores, and restaurants through distributors and independent distributor partners, as well as directly. The company was formerly known as Original Beverage Corporation and changed its name to Reed's, Inc. in 2001. Reed's, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

About Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series A

Embotelladora Andina S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola soft drinks in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. It also offers fruit-flavored beverages, juices, sports and energy drinks, ice tea, and bottled water. Embotelladora Andina S.A. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

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