China Green Agriculture (NYSE:CGA) and CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
China Green Agriculture has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CVR Partners has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Green Agriculture and CVR Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Green Agriculture||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares China Green Agriculture and CVR Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Green Agriculture||$287.05 million||0.08||-$6.93 million||N/A||N/A|
|CVR Partners||$330.80 million||1.15||-$72.78 million||($0.64)||-5.27|
China Green Agriculture has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CVR Partners.
This table compares China Green Agriculture and CVR Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Green Agriculture||-1.06%||-0.73%||-0.62%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.2% of China Green Agriculture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.5% of CVR Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.3% of China Green Agriculture shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
China Green Agriculture beats CVR Partners on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
China Green Agriculture Company Profile
China Green Agriculture, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, production, and sale of various types of fertilizers and agricultural products. The company operates in three segments: Jinong, Gufeng, and Yuxing. Its fertilizer products include humic acid-based compound fertilizers, compound fertilizers, blended fertilizers, organic compound fertilizers, slow-release fertilizers, highly-concentrated water-soluble fertilizers, and mixed organic-inorganic compound fertilizers. The company markets its fertilizer products to private wholesalers and retailers of agricultural farm products. It also develops, produces, and markets fruits, vegetables, flowers, and colored seedlings. The company sells its decorative flowers to end-users, such as flower shops, luxury hotels, and government agencies; fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and upscale restaurants; and seedlings to city planning departments. As of June 30, 2018, it operated a network of 1,959 regional distributors covering 22 provinces, 4 autonomous regions, and 4 central government-controlled municipalities in China. The company also exports its products through contracted distributors to India and Africa. China Green Agriculture, Inc. is based in Xi'an, the People's Republic of China.
CVR Partners Company Profile
CVR Partners, LP produces, distributes, and markets nitrogen fertilizer products in the United States. It offers ammonia products for agricultural and industrial customers; and urea ammonium nitrate products to agricultural customers, as well as retailers and distributors. CVR GP, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.
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