organic foodNatural food company SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ: STKL) has some interesting parallels to alternative bargain stocks on the market. Much like solar and wind energy companies, SunOpta aims to maximize natural resources with as little environmental impact as possible. It produces non-GMO plant-based Organic Food and beverages and relies heavily on certified organic sourcing.

Just as consumers are becoming more interested in residential solar systems and clean energy storage, organic food are also increasing in popularity.

SunOpta is right on the borderline of profitability with a gross profit margin of 8.73% and an EBITDA margin of 2.78%. There’s room for improvement here, and strong revenue performance could help to boost the bottom line. Despite some lukewarm financials, this stock has created returns for investors over the previous year. In the last 12 months, the stock has returned 27.5%, compared to an average of 3.8% in the U.S. food market and 8.5% when looking at the entire stock market.

The bargain price is still attractive, and momentum looks likely to create more gains this month. Sales were up in the first quarter. Bargain investors looking for something a little different should consider this alternative pick for June.

Key Data:

  • 1 Year Price Growth: 47%
  • YTD Price Growth: 40%
  • 3 Month Price Growth: 62%

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