DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR (OTCMKTS:DRCSY) and Burcon NutraScience (OTCMKTS:BUROF) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR has a beta of -0.48, suggesting that its share price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Burcon NutraScience has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR $605.73 million 2.33 $198.34 million $0.02 25.00
Burcon NutraScience $20,000.00 8,566.05 -$3.48 million N/A N/A

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Burcon NutraScience.


This table compares DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Burcon NutraScience N/A 0.41% 0.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Burcon NutraScience 0 0 1 0 3.00

Burcon NutraScience has a consensus price target of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 311.39%. Given Burcon NutraScience’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Burcon NutraScience is more favorable than DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR.


Burcon NutraScience beats DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Dairy Crest Group plc processes and markets branded dairy products in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers cheese products under the Cathedral City, Davidstow, and Chedds brands; butters, spreads, and oils under the Clover, Country Life, Utterly Butterly, Vitalite, Willow, and Frylight brands. It also provides soy sauces, salad dressings, mustards, and Worcester sauces; and produces and sells demineralized whey and galacto-oligosaccharide, as well as other dairy ingredients, including whey butter. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Esher, the United Kingdom. As of April 15, 2019, Dairy Crest Group plc operates as a subsidiary of Saputo Inc.

About Burcon NutraScience

Burcon NutraScience Corporation, together with its subsidiary, develops plant proteins and ingredients for use in the food and beverage industries in Canada. The company's products include CLARISOY, a soy protein for use in sports nutrition beverages, dairy alternative yogurts and cheeses, powdered beverage mixes, coffee creamers, and other foods and nutritional products; and Peazazz, a pea protein for dairy alternative products, such as protein bars and crisps, weight management and meal replacement products, and vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as dry blended and ready-to-drink beverages. It also provides Supertein, a canola protein isolate for use in beverages, confectionery, aerated desserts, and protein bars; and Puratein, a canola protein isolate for use in baked goods, protein cereal bars, dressings, sauces, and meat substitutes. The company was formerly known as Burcon Capital Corp. and changed its name to Burcon NutraScience Corporation in October 1999. Burcon NutraScience Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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