AMAYA Global (OTCMKTS:AYAG) & Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) Critical Analysis

AMAYA Global (OTCMKTS:AYAG) and Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.8% of Village Farms International shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Village Farms International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

AMAYA Global has a beta of -0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 166% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Village Farms International has a beta of 2.34, suggesting that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AMAYA Global and Village Farms International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMAYA Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Village Farms International 0 0 3 1 3.25

Village Farms International has a consensus price target of $13.40, suggesting a potential upside of 67.71%. Given Village Farms International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Village Farms International is more favorable than AMAYA Global.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AMAYA Global and Village Farms International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMAYA Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Village Farms International $144.57 million 3.64 $2.33 million $0.05 159.80

Village Farms International has higher revenue and earnings than AMAYA Global.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMAYA Global N/A N/A N/A
Village Farms International -5.42% -9.65% -6.74%

Summary

Village Farms International beats AMAYA Global on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

AMAYA Global Company Profile

AMAYA Global Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in planting, preserving, packaging, and marketing navel oranges for distribution and sale in the People's Republic of China. The company has planted 1,077,098 orange trees in orchards with approximately 5,152 acres of land in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province. It sells its products to wholesale, retail, and institutional customers through distributors under the General Red brand. The company was formerly known as General Agriculture Corporation and changed its name to AMAYA Global Holdings Corp. in February 2020. AMAYA Global Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Village Farms International Company Profile

Village Farms International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. It operates through three segments: Produce Business, Energy Business, and Cannabis and Hemp Business. The company also owns and operates a 7.0 megawatt power plant that generates and sells electricity to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority; and produces and supplies cannabis products. It 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 headquartered in Delta, Canada.

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