CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) and Bion Environmental Technologies (OTCMKTS:BNET) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CVR Partners and Bion Environmental Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CVR Partners $330.80 million 1.25 -$72.78 million ($0.64) -5.70
Bion Environmental Technologies N/A N/A -$3.01 million N/A N/A

Bion Environmental Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CVR Partners.

Profitability

This table compares CVR Partners and Bion Environmental Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVR Partners -22.96% -14.51% -6.22%
Bion Environmental Technologies N/A N/A -4,912.86%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CVR Partners and Bion Environmental Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVR Partners 0 0 1 0 3.00
Bion Environmental Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.1% of CVR Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Bion Environmental Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of Bion Environmental Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

CVR Partners has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bion Environmental Technologies has a beta of -1.02, meaning that its stock price is 202% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CVR Partners beats Bion Environmental Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

CVR Partners Company Profile

CVR Partners, LP produces, distributes, and markets nitrogen fertilizer products in the United States. It offers ammonia products for agricultural and industrial customers; and urea ammonium nitrate products to agricultural customers, as well as retailers and distributors. CVR GP, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.

Bion Environmental Technologies Company Profile

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. develops patented and proprietary technology that provides environmental solution to a source of pollution in agriculture and confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the United States and internationally. Its technology produces the reductions of nutrient releases to water and air, including ammonia from livestock waste streams. The company focuses on the installation of its systems to retrofit and environmentally remediate existing CAFOs; develop waste treatment facilities; and licensing and/or joint venturing of its technology and applications. Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Crestone, Colorado.

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