Bunge (NYSE:BG) and China Industrial Group (OTCMKTS:CIND) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bunge and China Industrial Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bunge $45.74 billion 0.16 $267.00 million $2.72 19.14
China Industrial Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bunge has higher revenue and earnings than China Industrial Group.

Profitability

This table compares Bunge and China Industrial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bunge 0.58% 6.79% 1.91%
China Industrial Group N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Bunge pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. China Industrial Group does not pay a dividend. Bunge pays out 73.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bunge has increased its dividend for 17 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.1% of Bunge shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Bunge shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Bunge and China Industrial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bunge 0 2 3 0 2.60
China Industrial Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bunge currently has a consensus target price of $74.60, suggesting a potential upside of 43.32%. Given Bunge’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bunge is more favorable than China Industrial Group.

Summary

Bunge beats China Industrial Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bunge

Bunge Limited operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Sugar and Bioenergy, and Fertilizer. The Agribusiness segment purchases, stores, transports, processes, and sells agricultural commodities and commodity products, including oilseeds primarily soybeans, rapeseed, canola, and sunflower seeds, as well as grains primarily wheat and corn; and vegetable oils and protein meals. It provides its products for animal feed manufacturers, livestock producers, wheat and corn millers, and other oilseed processors, as well as third-party edible oil processing companies; and for industrial and biodiesel production applications. The Edible Oil Products segment provides packaged and bulk oils and fats, including cooking oils, shortenings, margarines, mayonnaise, and others for baked goods companies, snack food producers, confectioners, restaurant chains, foodservice operators, infant nutrition companies, and other food manufacturers, as well as grocery chains, wholesalers, distributors, and other retailers. The Milling Products segment offers wheat flours and bakery mixes; corn milling products that include dry-milled corn meals and flours, wet-milled masa and flours, and flaking and brewer's grits, as well as soy-fortified corn meal, corn-soy blends, and other products; whole grain and fiber ingredients; and milled rice products. The Sugar and Bioenergy segment produces sugar and ethanol; and generates electricity from burning sugarcane bagasse. As of December 31, 2018, it had a total installed cogeneration capacity of approximately 322 megawatts. The Fertilizer segment offers nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium fertilizers; and SSP, ammonia, ammonium thiosulfate, monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, triple supersphosphate, urea, urea-ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, and potassium chloride. The company was founded in 1818 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

About China Industrial Group

China Industrial Group, Inc. through its subsidiary, Cashmere International Holdings Limited, manufactures cashmere products. The company has its principal executive offices in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

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