Seneca Foods (NASDAQ:SENEA) and Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Seneca Foods has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Farmmi has a beta of -0.75, suggesting that its share price is 175% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Seneca Foods and Farmmi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
49.0% of Seneca Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Farmmi shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.9% of Seneca Foods shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Seneca Foods and Farmmi, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Seneca Foods and Farmmi’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seneca Foods||$1.20 billion||0.29||$5.75 million||N/A||N/A|
Seneca Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Farmmi.
Seneca Foods beats Farmmi on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Seneca Foods Company Profile
Seneca Foods Corporation provides packaged fruits and vegetables in the United States and internationally. It offers canned, frozen, and bottled produce; and snack chips and other food products under the private label, as well as under various national and regional brands that the company owns or licenses, including Seneca, Libby's, Aunt Nellie's, READ, Green Valley, Cherryman, and Seneca Farms. The company also packs Green Giant, Le Sueur, and other brands of canned vegetables, as well as selected Green Giant frozen vegetables for B&G Foods North America under a contract packing agreement. In addition, it is involved in the sale of cans and ends, as well as trucking and aircraft operations. The company offers its products to grocery outlets, including supermarkets, mass merchandisers, limited assortment stores, club stores, and dollar stores; and food service distributors, industrial markets, other food packagers, and export customers in 90 countries, as well as to the federal, state, and local governments for school and other feeding programs. Seneca Foods Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Marion, New York.
Farmmi Company Profile
Farmmi, Inc. processes and sells agricultural products in China, the United States, Japan, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. The company offers shiitake and Mu Er mushrooms; and other edible fungi products, including bamboo fungi, agrocybe aegerila, pleurotus eryngii, grifola frondosa, coprinus comatus, and hericium erinaceus. It also operates Farmmi Jicai, an online store that sells edible fungi products under Forasen and Farmmi Liangpin brands; Farmmi Liangpin Market, an online store that sells edible fungi products under Farmmi Liangpin and Puyangtang brands, as well as other agricultural products purchased from third party manufacturers. The company offers its products through distributors. Farmmi, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Lishui, China.
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