Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) and SenesTech (NASDAQ:SNES) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Mosaic and SenesTech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mosaic||$7.41 billion||1.53||-$107.20 million||$1.09||27.05|
Volatility and Risk
Mosaic has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SenesTech has a beta of 3.78, indicating that its share price is 278% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mosaic and SenesTech, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Mosaic presently has a consensus price target of $27.27, indicating a potential downside of 7.49%. SenesTech has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 421.47%. Given SenesTech’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SenesTech is more favorable than Mosaic.
This table compares Mosaic and SenesTech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.3% of Mosaic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.1% of SenesTech shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Mosaic shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.0% of SenesTech shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Mosaic pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. SenesTech does not pay a dividend. Mosaic pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Mosaic beats SenesTech on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mosaic Company Profile
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.
SenesTech Company Profile
SenesTech, Inc. develops a technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control. The company focuses on commercializing ContraPest, a fertility control product for use in controlling rat populations. It is also developing a pipeline of fertility control and animal health products, including plant-based fertility control, feral animal fertility control, non-surgical spay and neutering, boar taint, and animal cancer treatment. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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