Critical Review: Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN) & Kush Bottles (KSHB)

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Yield10 Bioscience (OTCMKTS: KSHB) and Kush Bottles (OTCMKTS:KSHB) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.6% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kush Bottles shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Yield10 Bioscience shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of Kush Bottles shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yield10 Bioscience and Kush Bottles’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yield10 Bioscience $940,000.00 14.91 -$9.39 million ($3.29) -0.43
Kush Bottles $18.79 million 22.37 $60,000.00 N/A N/A

Kush Bottles has higher revenue and earnings than Yield10 Bioscience.

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Yield10 Bioscience and Kush Bottles, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Yield10 Bioscience currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 400.00%. Given Yield10 Bioscience’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Yield10 Bioscience is more favorable than Kush Bottles.

Summary

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

Yield10 Bioscience Company Profile

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.

Kush Bottles Company Profile

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.

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