Financial Analysis: Real Brands (OTCMKTS:RLBD) versus Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EAST)

Real Brands (OTCMKTS:RLBDGet Rating) and Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EASTGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.


This table compares Real Brands and Eastside Distilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Real Brands -17,385.62% -3,106.76% -136.57%
Eastside Distilling -59.77% -75.36% -27.05%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Real Brands and Eastside Distilling, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Real Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eastside Distilling 0 0 1 0 3.00

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Real Brands and Eastside Distilling’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Real Brands $10,000.00 2,680.64 -$2.80 million N/A N/A
Eastside Distilling $12.89 million 0.34 -$2.20 million ($0.60) -0.47

Eastside Distilling has higher revenue and earnings than Real Brands.

Volatility and Risk

Real Brands has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eastside Distilling has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.6% of Eastside Distilling shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.1% of Eastside Distilling shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Eastside Distilling beats Real Brands on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Real Brands

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Real Brands, Inc. engages in the extraction of hemp cannabinol (CBD) oil/isolate, wholesale of CBD oils and isolate, and production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products. It offers topical creams and gels, cosmetics, tinctures, oils, capsules, vape cartridges, oral sprays, lotions, and other products. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in North Providence, Rhode Island.

About Eastside Distilling

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Eastside Distilling, Inc. manufactures, acquires, blends, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages. It operates through two segments, Spirits and Craft Canning and Bottling. The company provides whiskey under the Burnside Whiskey brand; vodka under the Portland Potato Vodka brand; rum under the Hue-Hue Coffee Rum brand; and tequila under the Azuñia Tequila brand. It also offers gin and ready-to-drink products; and canning and bottling services to the craft beer and cider industries. The company sells its products on a wholesale basis to distributors in the United States. Eastside Distilling, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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