Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) and Agrify (NASDAQ:AGFY) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Calavo Growers and Agrify’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Calavo Growers||$1.06 billion||1.15||-$13.63 million||$1.57||43.67|
|Agrify||$12.09 million||17.54||-$21.62 million||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Calavo Growers and Agrify, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Calavo Growers presently has a consensus price target of $82.25, indicating a potential upside of 19.97%. Agrify has a consensus price target of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 100.96%. Given Agrify’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Agrify is more favorable than Calavo Growers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
76.9% of Calavo Growers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.7% of Agrify shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Calavo Growers shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Calavo Growers and Agrify’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Calavo Growers beats Agrify on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Calavo Growers
Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and Renaissance Food Group (RFG). The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, and Peru, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes and papayas. The Calavo Foods segment is involved in purchasing, manufacturing, and distributing prepared avocado products, including guacamole and salsa. The RFG segment manufactures and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh prepared entrÃ©e salads, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bar and various deli items, meals kits and related components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo and RFG brands, and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, RIPE NOW!, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.
Agrify Corporation develops precision hardware and software grow solutions for the indoor agriculture marketplace primarily in the United States. It offers vertical farming units, integrated grow racks, and LED grow lights; and non-proprietary products designed, engineered, and manufactured by third parties, such as air cleaning systems and pesticide-free surface protection products. The company also provides associated services comprising consulting, engineering, and construction. The company was formerly known as Agrinamics, Inc. and changed its name to Agrify Corporation in September 2019. Agrify Corporation was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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