Financial Review: Shineco (TYHT) and BRASILAGRO COMP/S (LND)

Shineco (NASDAQ:TYHT) and BRASILAGRO COMP/S (NYSE:LND) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Shineco and BRASILAGRO COMP/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shineco 0 0 0 0 N/A
BRASILAGRO COMP/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shineco and BRASILAGRO COMP/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shineco $43.90 million 0.36 $7.58 million N/A N/A
BRASILAGRO COMP/S $119.63 million 1.85 $38.10 million N/A N/A

BRASILAGRO COMP/S has higher revenue and earnings than Shineco.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Shineco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of BRASILAGRO COMP/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.3% of Shineco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

BRASILAGRO COMP/S pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Shineco does not pay a dividend. BRASILAGRO COMP/S has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Shineco and BRASILAGRO COMP/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shineco 17.29% 12.89% 11.52%
BRASILAGRO COMP/S 52.85% 27.38% 19.21%

Risk & Volatility

Shineco has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BRASILAGRO COMP/S has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BRASILAGRO COMP/S beats Shineco on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shineco

Shineco, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells health and well-being focused plant-based products in China. It processes and distributes traditional Chinese herbal medicine products, as well as other pharmaceutical products directly to individual customers. The company also plants, processes, and distributes green and organic agricultural produce; and grows, cultivates, and sells yew trees that are used for the production of anti-cancer medication, as well as ornamental bonsai trees for purifying indoor air quality. In addition, it offers domestic and international logistics services for agricultural products. Further, the company develops and distributes specialized fabrics, textiles, health supplements, and other byproducts derived from an indigenous Chinese plant Apocynum Venetum. It also sells its products online through third party e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Beijing Tenet Jove Technological Development Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Shineco, Inc. in June 2005. Shineco, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beijing, China.

About BRASILAGRO COMP/S

BrasilAgro – Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agrícolas engages in the acquisition, development, operation, and sale of rural properties suitable for agricultural activities in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Real Estate, Grains, Sugarcane, Cattle Raising, and Other. It is involved in the cultivation of soybean, corn, sorghum, and cotton, as well as sugarcane; and production and sale of beef calves after weaning. The company has 10 farms in 6 Brazilian states and 1 joint-venture farm in Paraguay with a total area of 286,194 hectares. It also imports and exports agricultural products and inputs; purchases, sells, and/or rents properties, land, buildings, and real estate in rural and/or urban areas; provides real estate brokerage services; and manages third-party assets. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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