Yew Bio-Pharm Group (OTCMKTS:YEWB) and Royal Hawaiian Orchards (OTCMKTS:NNUTU) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Yew Bio-Pharm Group has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Hawaiian Orchards has a beta of -2636.33, suggesting that its stock price is 263,733% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.1% of Royal Hawaiian Orchards shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.7% of Yew Bio-Pharm Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Royal Hawaiian Orchards shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Royal Hawaiian Orchards’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yew Bio-Pharm Group -15.61% -11.43% -9.88%
Royal Hawaiian Orchards 15.60% 3.73% 3.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Royal Hawaiian Orchards, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yew Bio-Pharm Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royal Hawaiian Orchards 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Royal Hawaiian Orchards’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yew Bio-Pharm Group $40.54 million 0.31 $3.21 million N/A N/A
Royal Hawaiian Orchards $32.19 million 1.38 $1.18 million N/A N/A

Yew Bio-Pharm Group has higher revenue and earnings than Royal Hawaiian Orchards.

Summary

Royal Hawaiian Orchards beats Yew Bio-Pharm Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yew Bio-Pharm Group

Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, grows and sells yew trees in the People's Republic of China. It operates through four segments: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Raw Materials, Yew Trees, Handicrafts, and Others. The TCM Raw Materials segment engages in the production and sale of raw materials that are used in the manufacture of TCM. It offers yew raw materials, including branches and leaves of yew trees. The Yew Tree segment is involved in growing and selling yew seedlings and mature trees. It cultivates and sells yew seedlings and trees to state-owned enterprises and private businesses for reforestation in the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin; and sells potted yew trees to retail customers. The Handicrafts segment manufactures and sells furniture and handicrafts made of yew timber. The Others segment sells yew candles, pine needle extracts, complex taxus cuspidate extract, composite northeast yew extract, and yew essential oil soap. The company also sells wood ear mushroom. Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in El Monte, California.

About Royal Hawaiian Orchards

Royal Hawaiian Orchards, L.P. produces, markets, and distributes macadamia nut-based products in the United States. The company operates in two business segments, Orchards and Branded Products. The Orchards segment sells wet-in-shell and dry-in-shell macadamia nuts, and nut kernel. It also provides contract farming services and leases orchards. The Branded Products segment sells bulk kernel under the brand name of ROYAL HAWAIIAN ORCHARDS. The company owns or leases approximately 5,010 tree acres of macadamia orchards in two locations on the island of Hawaii, as well as 641 tree acres to another party. It also farms approximately 433 tree acres of macadamia orchards in Hawaii for other orchard owners. The company was formerly known as ML Macadamia Orchards, L.P. and changed its name to Royal Hawaiian Orchards, L.P. in October 2012. Royal Hawaiian Orchards, L.P. was founded in 1986 and is based in Hilo, Hawaii.

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