Nutrastar International (OTCMKTS:NUIN) and Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Nutrastar International and Hain Celestial Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hain Celestial Group||$2.46 billion||0.71||$9.69 million||$1.16||14.52|
Hain Celestial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Nutrastar International.
Volatility and Risk
Nutrastar International has a beta of -0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 129% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hain Celestial Group has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.9% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.5% of Hain Celestial Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Nutrastar International and Hain Celestial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hain Celestial Group||-6.72%||5.28%||3.09%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Nutrastar International and Hain Celestial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hain Celestial Group||1||9||5||0||2.27|
Hain Celestial Group has a consensus target price of $28.64, suggesting a potential upside of 70.09%. Given Hain Celestial Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hain Celestial Group is more favorable than Nutrastar International.
Hain Celestial Group beats Nutrastar International on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nutrastar International Company Profile
Nutrastar International Inc. engages in the production and supply of branded traditional Chinese medicine consumer products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through three segments: Cordyceps Militaris, Organic and Specialty Food Products, and Functional Health Beverages. It primarily offers commercially cultivated Cordyceps Militaris, which is developed from wild strains of Cordyceps Militaris for use as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes functional health beverages; and sells organic and specialty food products consisting of rice, flour, silage corn, and other agricultural products. Further, it is involved in the wholesale of Cordyceps Militaris products; and investment and property holding business. The company markets its products directly to consumers in Jiangsu and Anhui cities through various distribution channels. The company was formerly known as Shuaiyi International New Resources Development Inc. and changed its name to Nutrastar International Inc. in January 2010. Nutrastar International Inc. is headquartered in Harbin, the People's Republic of China.
Hain Celestial Group Company Profile
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. The company operates in seven segments: the United States, United Kingdom, Tilda, Ella's Kitchen UK, Canada, Europe, and Cultivate. It offers infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; yogurts; chilies; chocolates; and nut butters. The company also provides juices, hot-eating products, desserts, cookies, crackers, frozen fruits and vegetables, pre-cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen plant-based meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads, jellies, honey, marmalade products, and other food products. In addition, it offers snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla and whole grain chips, pita chips, and puffs; personal care products consisting of skin, hair, and oral care products, as well as deodorants, baby care items, body washes, sunscreens, and lotions; and herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and clubs, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.
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