Yew Bio-Pharm Group (YEWB) & Alico (ALCO) Financial Comparison

Yew Bio-Pharm Group (OTCMKTS:YEWB) and Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Alico, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yew Bio-Pharm Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alico 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Alico’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yew Bio-Pharm Group $40.54 million 0.21 $3.21 million N/A N/A
Alico $81.28 million 3.27 -$9.45 million N/A N/A

Yew Bio-Pharm Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Alico.

Dividends

Alico pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Yew Bio-Pharm Group does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.9% of Alico shares are held by institutional investors. 63.7% of Yew Bio-Pharm Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 60.1% of Alico shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Yew Bio-Pharm Group and Alico’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yew Bio-Pharm Group -17.24% -13.98% -11.94%
Alico 16.06% -1.84% -0.77%

Volatility and Risk

Yew Bio-Pharm Group has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alico has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alico beats Yew Bio-Pharm Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yew Bio-Pharm Group Company Profile

Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, grows and sells yew trees in the People's Republic of China. It operates through four segments: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Raw Materials, Yew Trees, Handicrafts, and Others. The TCM Raw Materials segment engages in the production and sale of raw materials that are used in the manufacture of TCM. It offers yew raw materials, including branches and leaves of yew trees. The Yew Tree segment is involved in growing and selling yew seedlings and mature trees. It cultivates and sells yew seedlings and trees to state-owned enterprises and private businesses for reforestation in the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin; and sells potted yew trees to retail customers. The Handicrafts segment manufactures and sells furniture and handicrafts made of yew timber. The Others segment sells yew candles, pine needle extracts, complex taxus cuspidate extract, composite northeast yew extract, and yew essential oil soap. The company also sells wood ear mushroom. Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in El Monte, California.

Alico Company Profile

Alico, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Alico Citrus, Conservation and Environmental Resources, and Other Operations. The Alico Citrus segment engages in planting, owning, cultivating, and/or managing citrus groves to produce fruits for sale to fresh and processed citrus markets; and contracting for the harvesting, marketing, and hauling of citrus. The Conservation and Environmental Resources segment is involved in the activities related to cattle grazing, sod, native plant, and animal sales; and leasing, management, and/or conservation of unimproved native pasture land. The Other Operations segment engages in the activities related to rock mining royalties, oil exploration, and other lines of business; and ownership and/or lease of improved farmland. Alico, Inc. owned approximately 122,000 acres of land located in 12 counties in Florida, which include the Alachua, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Osceola, and Polk. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Fort Myers, Florida. Alico, Inc. is a subsidiary of 734 Investors, LLC.

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