Comparing Dyadic International (DYAI) & International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Dyadic International (OTCMKTS:DYAI) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Dyadic International and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dyadic International 0 0 1 0 3.00
International Flavors & Fragrances 3 4 4 0 2.09

Dyadic International presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.70%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $143.25, indicating a potential upside of 4.02%. Given Dyadic International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dyadic International is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Profitability

This table compares Dyadic International and International Flavors & Fragrances’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dyadic International N/A N/A N/A
International Flavors & Fragrances 8.48% 15.56% 6.65%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dyadic International and International Flavors & Fragrances’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dyadic International $760,000.00 114.58 -$2.14 million ($0.17) -19.18
International Flavors & Fragrances $3.98 billion 3.69 $337.30 million $6.28 21.93

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Dyadic International. Dyadic International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than International Flavors & Fragrances, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $2.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Dyadic International does not pay a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 46.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Dyadic International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.2% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Dyadic International has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Dyadic International on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dyadic International Company Profile

Dyadic International, Inc., a biotechnology platform company, engages in the development, production, and sale of enzymes and other proteins in the United States and the Netherlands. It utilizes its patented and proprietary C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development, and commercial production of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, bi-specific antibodies, fab antibody fragments, FC-fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic enzymes and proteins. Dyadic International, Inc. has a research collaboration with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. to express two therapeutic compounds using C1 production platform; and the Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH to express the potential of its C1 technology to produce various types of therapeutic compounds for manufacturing protein-based vaccine and biologic drugs; and research collaboration with global biotech company to explore the potential of its C1 technology to produce an active moiety. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.

International Flavors & Fragrances Company Profile

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through three segments: Taste, Scent, and Frutarom. The Taste segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products. The Scent segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances for personal care, household products, and beauty care; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers' cosmetic and personal care product lines. This segment serves perfume and toiletries manufacturers in the cosmetics industry; and manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners, and air fresheners in the household products industry. The Frutarom segment creates and manufactures a naturals-focused suite of flavor compounds, functional foods, and specialty fine ingredients to small, local, and regional customers. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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