Ride the Vegan Wave: Here are 5 Vegan Companies to Invest in
Since 2009, investment into plant-based brands has increased to about $17 billion with more than half of the amount being obtained in the last two years. According to a New York Post report, one-third of the U.S. population is now considered as flexitarians, giving a lot of reasons to invest in vegan companies. In a bid to help readers and investors to ride the vegan wave, we present to you five vegan companies to invest in.
Beyond Meat (BYND)
Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles company founded by Ethan Brown in 2009. It is a plant-based meat substitute that has over the years been recognized as one of the most successful vegan companies alive.
To be part of the massive vegan wave that would shake the world and create millionaires, Beyond Meat is recommended. The performance of its stock has been very impressive so far with its first trading day in May 2019 recording a growth of 163%. Beyond meat at a point recorded an unprecedented growth more than 25% of companies in S&P 500.
In its first quarter of the year report, Beyond Meat recorded a significant growth which is expected to continue for the time being. The annual revenue was expected to be around $210 million. However, its management has changed their expectation to an expected revenue of $240 million considering its current performance and the plans put in place. This makes it a safe haven to investors. Restaurants and food services was the main force behind the success of Beyond Meat, contributing about $33 million to the company in the second quarter from $20 million in the first quarter.
They have recently announced a deal with Zandbergen World's Finest Meat which will see their factories in the Netherlands. In addition, they have launched a new product called Meatier Beyond Burger. This and many other initiatives makes the company one of the best and most promising vegan companies for investment.
Tyson Food (TSN)
Tyson food has been operating as an American based multinational company that basically process food. Just like Beyond Meat, Tyson Food started the year with an impressive price surge of 51.2% by the first half of 2019. Its ability to record growth in response to every introduction of a new product has made it quite predictable and a very attractive investible asset. Under its “Raised & Rooted” brand, the company recently introduced a plant-based and blended protein product which had a significant impact on its price in June 2019.
As part of its initiatives that would possibly take its price even further, Tyson food has acquired a Thai and European businesses of BRF S.A according to a just-food.com report. This is a strategic means to take advantage of the international opportunities. Tyson Food is a recommended destination for investment since the recent development would have a long term impact on its shares considering the fact that 90% of the world protein consumption growth has been predicted to occur outside the U.S. in the next five years.
Ingredion is quite popular among investors who have target vegan companies and are very determined to diversify their portfolio. It is based in Westchester, Illinois. Ingredion turns corn, vegetable and other plant-based materials into ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical and other industries. Interestingly, their ambition to make the company one of the best worldwide has influenced their decision to engage in a number of partnership deals which is expected to have a positive effect on its shares. They recently partnered with Verdient Foods, forcing them to raise their investment into plant-based proteins from $140 million to $185 million by the end of 2020.
Ingredion is currently working on transforming the site of Soy Processing Facility in South Sioux City to produce protein isolates from peas. This site was purchased in February 2018 and would play a vital role in producing ingredients for their products. Ingredion is recommended to investors since their discovery of plant-based proteins will boost its value in the long run as we wait for the vegan market to record a market boom.
Bunge is an agribusiness company that has its headquarters in White plains, New York. Bunge has played an active role in supplying plant-based staples including grains, sugar and oilseed. It also act as a middleman that ensures goods are transported from farms to the processors. Though they are very effective in South America and U.S., they have made efforts to be recognized worldwide. Though Bunge's earning is expected to grow by 11.8% according to an analysis provided by Simplywall, which is not considered high enough, its earning growth is expected to exceed the low risk saving rate of 2.7%.
Bunge’s performance in the quarterly exceeded Wall Street expectation in the first quarter of the year. Its shares recorded an impressive 780% growth since its May IPO. The agribusiness unit of the company recorded a higher profit according to a businesslive.co.za report. Though there were crushes in other units, the company promised to reverse and come back on track in the third quarter. Bunge is expected to become one of the many other vegan companies that would benefit from the expected market boom.
Restaurant Brand International (QSR)
Restaurant Brand is a Canadian multinational fast food holding company. Restaurant brand international recorded a fair growth from $47 per share in August 2016 to $74 per share in August 2019. It recorded a substantial increase in Total Revenue and Net Income margin. It’s revenue increased from $4.14 billion in 2016 to $5.36 billion in 2018. The revenue is expected to increase at a rate of 7% to $5.73 billion in 2019. Restaurant brand also took initiative which seeks to introduce about 1500 Popeye restaurants in China with its partner TFI TAB Food.
The Toronto based company has a lot to offer and has been one of the best vegan companies in the market that can guarantee a long time return on its shares.
New movie The Game Changers boosting the Vegan hype
On the 16 of September 2019 was a premiere in the US of a new vegan movie - The Game Changers, featuring the world's most known bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other sportsman icons like: Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovi or Patrik Baboumian.
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