Analyzing Graham Holdings (GHC) and Cannabis Sativa (CBDS)
Graham Holdings (NYSE: GHC) and Cannabis Sativa (OTCMKTS:CBDS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Graham Holdings and Cannabis Sativa’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Graham Holdings||$2.48 billion||1.27||$168.59 million||$22.20||25.59|
Graham Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Cannabis Sativa. Cannabis Sativa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Graham Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.1% of Graham Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of Graham Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Graham Holdings has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cannabis Sativa has a beta of -7.48, suggesting that its stock price is 848% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Graham Holdings pays an annual dividend of $5.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cannabis Sativa does not pay a dividend. Graham Holdings pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Graham Holdings and Cannabis Sativa, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Graham Holdings and Cannabis Sativa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Graham Holdings beats Cannabis Sativa on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Graham Holdings
Graham Holdings Company, formerly The Washington Post Company, is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, cable television systems, and online, print and local TV news. The Company owns Kaplan, a provider of educational services to individuals, schools and businesses, serving over one million students annually with operations in more than 30 countries. Its programs include higher education, test preparation, language instruction and professional training. Its Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc owns six television stations which include WDIV-Detroit (NBC), KPRC-Houston (NBC),WPLG-Miami (ABC), WKMG-Orlando (CBS), KSAT-San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT-Jacksonville (independent). The stations also broadcast digital channels focusing on classic television and lifestyle programming, in addition to operating mobile sites and mobile applications delivering breaking news, weather and community news.
About Cannabis Sativa
Cannabis Sativa, Inc. develops and promotes natural cannabis products. The Company is engaged in the research, development and licensing of natural cannabis products, including cannabis formulas, edibles, topicals, strains, recipes and delivery systems. The Company plans to develop, produce and market products through joint ventures with companies licensed under state regulations applicable to cannabis businesses. It holds the license for a medicinal cannabis strain called NZT, a cannabis lozenge delivery methodology, and a cannabis trauma cream formula. The Company is also developing a third strain of cannabis plant named CT22. The Company also conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Wild Earth Naturals, Inc. (Wild Earth). Wild Earth is an herbal skin care products formulation and marketing company that plans to target the natural healthcare products market in the United States and abroad. It offers Go Deep, Go Deep EXTRA (GDX), Face Garden, Body Garden and Lip Garden.
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