Fuling Global (NASDAQ:FORK) and OurPet’s (OTCMKTS:OPCO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Fuling Global has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OurPet’s has a beta of -0.18, suggesting that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fuling Global and OurPet’s’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fuling Global $127.25 million 0.40 $6.27 million N/A N/A
OurPet’s $28.25 million 0.56 $1.74 million N/A N/A

Fuling Global has higher revenue and earnings than OurPet’s.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Fuling Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.4% of OurPet’s shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Fuling Global and OurPet’s, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fuling Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
OurPet’s 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Fuling Global and OurPet’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fuling Global N/A N/A N/A
OurPet’s 4.19% 9.60% 6.72%

Summary

OurPet’s beats Fuling Global on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fuling Global

Fuling Global Inc. produces and distributes plastic service ware in the People's Republic of China. The company offers disposable cutlery, including forks, knives, spoons, and utensils; drinking straws; cups and plates; and other plastics products. Fuling Global Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through distributors to dealers, QSRs, manufacturers, and retailers. The company also exports its products to the United States and Europe. Fuling Global Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Wenling, the People's Republic of China.

About OurPet’s

OurPet's Company designs, develops, produces, and markets various accessories and consumable pet products for enhancing the health, safety, comfort, and enjoyment of pets in the United States and internationally. It offers various pet products, such as dog, cat, and bird feeders; storage bins; dog and cat toys; cat and dog waste management products; catnip products; scratchers and cat treats; dog houses, bowls, and molds; cat litter, litter box accessories, and disposable litter boxes; and pet supplements. The company markets and sells its products under the OurPet's, PetZone, Flappy, SmartScoop, EcoPure Naturals, Play-N-Squeak, Durapet, Clipnosis, Go! Cat! Go!, Festiva, Eat, Smarter Toys, petzonebrand.com, and Cosmic Pet brands. It serves mass retailers, pet superstores, regional pet chains, pet catalogues, e-commerce, warehouse club stores, military exchange chains, grocery chains, and pet distributors. The company was formerly known as Napro, Inc. and changed its name to OurPet's Company in March 1998. OurPet's Company was founded in 1985 and is based in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

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