Kush Bottles (NASDAQ: YTEN) and Yield10 Bioscience (NASDAQ:YTEN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Kush Bottles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are held by institutional investors. 36.7% of Kush Bottles shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Kush Bottles and Yield10 Bioscience, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kush Bottles 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yield10 Bioscience 0 0 1 0 3.00

Yield10 Bioscience has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 343.04%. Given Yield10 Bioscience’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Yield10 Bioscience is more favorable than Kush Bottles.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kush Bottles and Yield10 Bioscience’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kush Bottles $18.79 million 20.46 $60,000.00 N/A N/A
Yield10 Bioscience $940,000.00 16.83 -$9.39 million ($3.29) -0.48

Kush Bottles has higher revenue and earnings than Yield10 Bioscience.

Profitability

This table compares Kush Bottles and Yield10 Bioscience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kush Bottles -6.84% -5.25% -4.51%
Yield10 Bioscience -1,377.53% -101.61% -76.35%

Summary

Kush Bottles beats Yield10 Bioscience on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kush Bottles

Kush Bottles, Inc. markets and sells packaging products and solutions in the United States. It offers pop top bottles; child resistant exit, paper exit, and foil barrier bags; tubes; cartridges and batteries; and polystyrene, polypropylene, or silicone-lined polystyrene containers to urban farmers, green house growers, and medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries. Kush Bottles, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

About Yield10 Bioscience

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, engages in developing disruptive technologies for enhancing crop yield in the United States and Canada. The company, through its Smart Carbon Grid for Crops and T3 platforms, is involved in improving fundamental crop yield through enhanced photosynthetic carbon capture, as well as increased carbon utilization efficiency to increase seed yield. The company was formerly known as Metabolix, Inc. and changed its name to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. in January 2017. Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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