Covetrus (NASDAQ:CVET) and China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Covetrus and China Jo-Jo Drugstores, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Covetrus 0 4 3 0 2.43
China Jo-Jo Drugstores 0 0 0 0 N/A

Covetrus presently has a consensus price target of $24.67, indicating a potential upside of 63.14%. Given Covetrus’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Covetrus is more favorable than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.

Profitability

This table compares Covetrus and China Jo-Jo Drugstores’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Covetrus N/A N/A N/A
China Jo-Jo Drugstores -0.81% -5.46% -1.30%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.5% of Covetrus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.2% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Covetrus and China Jo-Jo Drugstores’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Covetrus $3.78 billion 0.45 $100.86 million N/A N/A
China Jo-Jo Drugstores $107.55 million 0.32 -$930,000.00 N/A N/A

Covetrus has higher revenue and earnings than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.

Summary

Covetrus beats China Jo-Jo Drugstores on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Covetrus Company Profile

Covetrus, Inc. engages in developing technologies and services for animal health industry. It also provides products, software, and services to help drive improved patient health, strong client relationships, and successful financial outcomes for veterinary professionals. The company was founded on April 13, 2018 and is headquartered in Melville, NY.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores Company Profile

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Retail Drugstores, Online Pharmacy, Drug Wholesale, and Herb Farming. Its stores provide various pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), personal and family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products, such as consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also operates licensed doctors of Western medicine and TCM onsite for consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. In addition, it operates dada360.com, an online drugstore that retails OTC drugs and nutritional supplements. Further, the company distributes third-party pharmaceutical products primarily to trading companies, as well as cultivates and wholesales herbs used for TCM. As of March 31, 2018, it had 122 retail pharmacies under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name, as well as operates 9 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name in Zhejiang Province. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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