Shineco (NASDAQ:TYHT) and Origin Agritech (NASDAQ:SEED) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.9% of Shineco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.2% of Origin Agritech shares are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Shineco shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Shineco has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origin Agritech has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Shineco and Origin Agritech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Shineco and Origin Agritech, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Shineco and Origin Agritech’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shineco||$43.90 million||0.40||$7.58 million||N/A||N/A|
|Origin Agritech||$50.20 million||0.33||-$11.40 million||N/A||N/A|
Shineco has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Origin Agritech.
Shineco beats Origin Agritech on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Shineco, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells health and well-being focused plant-based products in China. It processes and distributes traditional Chinese herbal medicine products, as well as other pharmaceutical products directly to individual customers. The company also plants, processes, and distributes green and organic agricultural produce; and grows, cultivates, and sells yew trees that are used for the production of anti-cancer medication, as well as ornamental bonsai trees for purifying indoor air quality. In addition, it offers domestic and international logistics services for agricultural products. Further, the company develops and distributes specialized fabrics, textiles, health supplements, and other byproducts derived from an indigenous Chinese plant Apocynum Venetum. It also sells its products online through third party e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Beijing Tenet Jove Technological Development Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Shineco, Inc. in June 2005. Shineco, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beijing, China.
About Origin Agritech
Origin Agritech Limited, an agricultural biotechnology company, engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities in the People's Republic of China. The company is involved in the research and development, production, sale, and marketing of hybrid crop seeds; and provision of related technical services. It primarily offers crop seeds, including corn, rice, and canola seeds. Origin Agritech Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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