Contrasting Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) and Corteva (NASDAQ:CTVA)

Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) and Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Corteva and Village Farms International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corteva N/A N/A N/A
Village Farms International 8.47% 10.76% 7.07%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Corteva and Village Farms International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corteva 1 9 8 0 2.39
Village Farms International 0 0 4 0 3.00

Corteva presently has a consensus price target of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.70%. Village Farms International has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 205.34%. Given Village Farms International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Village Farms International is more favorable than Corteva.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Corteva and Village Farms International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corteva N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Village Farms International $150.00 million 2.29 -$5.14 million ($0.11) -59.55

Corteva has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Village Farms International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Corteva shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.2% of Village Farms International shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Village Farms International beats Corteva on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corteva

Corteva, Inc. provides agriculture products worldwide. The company develops and supplies germplasm and traits in corn, soybean, and sunflower seed markets. It also supplies products to the agricultural input industry that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as to enhance crop health. The company is based in Wilmington, Delaware. Corteva, Inc. operates independently of DowDuPont Inc. as of June 1, 2019.

About Village Farms International

Village Farms International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. The company operates in two segments, Produce Business and Energy Business. It also owns and operates a 7.0 megawatt power plant that generates and sells electricity to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority. Village Farms International, Inc. markets and distributes its products under the Village Farms brand name to retail supermarkets and fresh food distribution companies, as well as products produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers. The company was formerly known as Village Farms Canada Inc. and changed its name to Village Farms International, Inc. in December 2009. Village Farms International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Delta, Canada.

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