Yield10 Bioscience (NASDAQ:YTEN) and KushCo (OTCMKTS:KSHB) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
This table compares Yield10 Bioscience and KushCo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
10.6% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of KushCo shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of KushCo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Yield10 Bioscience and KushCo, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Yield10 Bioscience currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 400.00%. Given Yield10 Bioscience’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Yield10 Bioscience is more favorable than KushCo.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Yield10 Bioscience and KushCo’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Yield10 Bioscience||$940,000.00||14.91||-$9.39 million||($3.29)||-0.43|
KushCo has higher revenue and earnings than Yield10 Bioscience.
KushCo beats Yield10 Bioscience on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Yield10 Bioscience
Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, engages in developing disruptive technologies for enhancing crop yield in the United States and Canada. The company, through its Smart Carbon Grid for Crops and T3 platforms, is involved in improving fundamental crop yield through enhanced photosynthetic carbon capture, as well as increased carbon utilization efficiency to increase seed yield. The company was formerly known as Metabolix, Inc. and changed its name to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. in January 2017. Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.
KushCo Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various products and services for the regulated cannabis, CBD, and other related industries. It distributes vaporizer products, packaging, supplies, and accessories, as well as offers branding services to cannabis operators; and provides hydrocarbon gases and solvents to the cannabis sector. The company also operates a creative design agency for cannabis and non-cannabis brands that provide brand strategy, design and marketing, Web application development, and e-commerce solutions. In addition, it researches and develops packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical and veterinary industries. The company was formerly known as Kush Bottles, Inc. and changed its name to KushCo Holdings, Inc. in September 2018. KushCo Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Garden Grove, California.
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