Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) versus Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) Head to Head Contrast

Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) and Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sundial Growers and Cyanotech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sundial Growers 0 2 2 0 2.50
Cyanotech 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sundial Growers presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 333.88%. Given Sundial Growers’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sundial Growers is more favorable than Cyanotech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.4% of Sundial Growers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.6% of Cyanotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.1% of Cyanotech shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sundial Growers and Cyanotech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sundial Growers N/A N/A N/A
Cyanotech -3.42% -7.08% -3.48%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sundial Growers and Cyanotech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sundial Growers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cyanotech $30.20 million 0.47 -$3.60 million N/A N/A

Sundial Growers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cyanotech.

Summary

Sundial Growers beats Cyanotech on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sundial Growers Company Profile

Sundial Growers, Inc. produces, distributes, and sells cannabis. It intends to target the premium segment of the adult-use cannabis market. The company was founded by Stanley J. Swiatek and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Cyanotech Company Profile

Cyanotech Corporation engages in the cultivation, production, and sale of natural products derived from microalgae for the health and human nutrition markets worldwide. The company's products include Hawaiian BioAstin natural astaxanthin, a dietary antioxidant, which is used as a human nutraceutical and functional food ingredient to support and maintain the body's natural inflammatory response, enhance skin, and support eye and joint health; and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica, a nutrient-rich dietary supplement that is used for extra energy, a strengthened immune system, cardiovascular benefits, and as a source of antioxidant carotenoids. Cyanotech Corporation sells its products as packaged consumer products through distributors, retailers, and online channels, as well as directly to consumers; and in bulk quantities to manufacturers, formulators, and distributors. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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