Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) and Portillo (NASDAQ:PTLO) direct survey

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK – Get Rating) and Portillo’s (NASDAQ: PTLO – Get Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which company is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations for Aramark and Portillo, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Aramark 1 4 4 0 2.33
Portillo’s 0 3 6 0 2.67

Aramark currently has a consensus price target of $39.43, indicating a potential upside of 19.66%. Portillo’s has a consensus price target of $46.38, indicating a potential upside of 168.84%. Given Portillo’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly think Portillo is more favorable than Aramark.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Portillo shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Aramark’s stock is held by company insiders. By comparison, 5.3% of Portillo’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Aramark and Portillo.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Aramark 1.02% 6.43% 1.24%
Portillo’s N / A -4.17% -1.24%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Aramark and Portillo.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Aramark $12.10 billion 0.70 -90.83 million dollars $0.58 56.81
Portillo’s $534.95 million 1.16 $5.99 million N / A N / A

Portillo’s has lower earnings, but higher earnings than Aramark.


Portillo’s beats Aramark on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aramark (Get an assessment)

Aramark provides food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industrial, sports, recreation and corrections customers in the United States and around the world . It operates through three segments: Food and Support Services United States, Food and Support Services International, and Uniform and Career Apparel. The Company offers food-related managed services, including catering, catering, foodservice management and convenience-focused retail services; non-clinical support services, such as patient food and nutrition, food retail and supply services; and plant operation and maintenance, custodial/housekeeping, energy management, grounds maintenance and capital project management services. It also offers restaurants, catering, convenience stores and on-site dining services; beverage services and vending machines; and facility management services including landscaping, transportation, payment and other facility consulting services related to the operation of buildings. In addition, the company offers concession, banquet and catering services; retail services and services for the sale of goods, leisure and accommodation; and facility management services in sports, entertainment and recreation facilities. Additionally, the company offers correctional food; and operates commissaries, laundry facilities and property rooms. In addition, it provides design, sourcing and manufacturing, delivery, cleaning, maintenance and marketing services for uniforms and accessories; provides managed restroom services; and rents uniforms, workwear, outerwear, particulate-free apparel, and non-apparel items and related services, including mats, shop towels, and first aid supplies. The company was formerly known as ARAMARK Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Aramark in May 2014. Aramark was founded in 1959 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Portillo (Get an assessment)

Portillo’s Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates quick service and casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company offers Chicago-style hot dogs and sausages, Italian beef sandwiches, grilled burgers, chopped salads, crinkle-cut fries, homemade chocolate cakes, and chocolate shakes. As of March 10, 2022, it operated in 70 locations in nine states. The company also offers its products through its website. Portillo’s Inc. was founded in 1963 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

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