Whole Earth Brands, Inc. operates as a food company worldwide. More Details
Fair value with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Whole Earth Brands's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FREE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FREE's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FREE underperformed the US Food industry which returned 25.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FREE underperformed the US Market which returned 44.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Whole Earth Brands's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Whole Earth Brands undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FREE ($13.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FREE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FREE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Food industry average.
PE vs Market: FREE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FREE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FREE is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Food industry average (2.4x).
How is Whole Earth Brands forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FREE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FREE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: FREE's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: FREE's revenue (6.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FREE's revenue (6.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if FREE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Whole Earth Brands performed over the past 5 years?
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FREE is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: FREE is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if FREE's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FREE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: FREE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (23.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: FREE has a negative Return on Equity (-18.84%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Whole Earth Brands's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FREE's short term assets ($303.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($133.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: FREE's short term assets ($303.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($478.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FREE's debt to equity ratio (133.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if FREE's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FREE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.4%).
Interest Coverage: FREE is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Whole Earth Brands's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FREE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FREE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FREE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FREE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FREE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Albert Manzone (56 yo)
Mr. Albert Manzone serves as Chief Executive Officer at Whole Earth Brands, Inc. (formerly known as Act II Global Acquisition Corp.) since June 25, 2020 and serves as its Director since September 18, 2020....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Albert's total compensation ($USD5.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.68M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Albert's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: FREE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: FREE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 324.6%.
Whole Earth Brands, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Whole Earth Brands, Inc.
- Ticker: FREE
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: US$511.075m
- Shares outstanding: 38.43m
- Website: https://www.wholeearthbrands.com
Number of Employees
- Whole Earth Brands, Inc.
- 125 South Wacker Drive
- Suite 3150
- United States
Whole Earth Brands, Inc. operates as a food company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Branded CPG and Flavors & Ingredients. The Branded CPG segment focuses on building a branded portfolio serving co...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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