Yield10 Bioscience (OTCMKTS: KSHB) and KushCo (OTCMKTS:KSHB) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.6% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of KushCo shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of KushCo shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yield10 Bioscience and KushCo’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yield10 Bioscience $940,000.00 13.95 -$9.39 million ($3.29) -0.40
KushCo $18.79 million 22.08 $60,000.00 N/A N/A

KushCo has higher revenue and earnings than Yield10 Bioscience.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Yield10 Bioscience and KushCo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yield10 Bioscience 0 0 1 0 3.00
KushCo 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yield10 Bioscience presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 434.35%. Given Yield10 Bioscience’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Yield10 Bioscience is more favorable than KushCo.

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
Yield10 Bioscience -1,377.53% -101.61% -76.35%
KushCo -6.84% -5.25% -4.51%

Summary

KushCo beats Yield10 Bioscience on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yield10 Bioscience Company Profile

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 Company Profile

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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