Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF) and Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.2% of Village Farms International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of Corteva shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Village Farms International and Corteva’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Village Farms International $150.00 million 2.16 -$5.14 million ($0.11) -56.18
Corteva N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Corteva has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Village Farms International.

Profitability

This table compares Village Farms International and Corteva’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Village Farms International 8.47% 10.76% 7.07%
Corteva N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Village Farms International and Corteva, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Village Farms International 0 0 4 0 3.00
Corteva 1 9 8 0 2.39

Village Farms International presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 223.62%. Corteva has a consensus target price of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 28.52%. Given Village Farms International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Village Farms International is more favorable than Corteva.

Dividends

Corteva pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Village Farms International does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Village Farms International beats Corteva on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Village Farms International Company Profile

Village Farms International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. The company operates in two segments, Produce Business and Energy Business. It also owns and operates a 7.0 megawatt power plant that generates and sells electricity to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority. Village Farms International, Inc. markets and distributes its products under the Village Farms brand name to retail supermarkets and fresh food distribution companies, as well as products produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers. The company was formerly known as Village Farms Canada Inc. and changed its name to Village Farms International, Inc. in December 2009. Village Farms International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Delta, Canada.

Corteva Company Profile

Corteva, Inc. provides agriculture products worldwide. The company develops and supplies germplasm and traits in corn, soybean, and sunflower seed markets. It also supplies products to the agricultural input industry that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as to enhance crop health. The company is based in Wilmington, Delaware. Corteva, Inc. operates independently of DowDuPont Inc. as of June 1, 2019.

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