Contrasting Long Blockchain (LBCC) & National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ)

National Beverage (NASDAQ: FIZZ) and Long Blockchain (NASDAQ:LBCC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares National Beverage and Long Blockchain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Beverage 13.80% 54.30% 34.57%
Long Blockchain -270.51% -484.90% -228.36%

Volatility and Risk

National Beverage has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Long Blockchain has a beta of -10.74, meaning that its stock price is 1,174% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for National Beverage and Long Blockchain, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Beverage 2 0 1 0 1.67
Long Blockchain 0 0 0 0 N/A

National Beverage currently has a consensus price target of $98.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.66%. Given National Beverage’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe National Beverage is more favorable than Long Blockchain.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.2% of National Beverage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by institutional investors. 75.2% of National Beverage shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of Long Blockchain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares National Beverage and Long Blockchain’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Beverage $826.92 million 5.45 $107.04 million $2.69 35.96
Long Blockchain $4.56 million 6.15 -$10.44 million ($1.58) -1.77

National Beverage has higher revenue and earnings than Long Blockchain. Long Blockchain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Beverage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

National Beverage beats Long Blockchain on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

National Beverage Company Profile

National Beverage Corp. is a holding company. The Company develops, produces, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in North America. The Company’s brands consist of beverages geared to the active and health-conscious consumer (Power+ Brands), including sparkling waters, energy drinks and juices, and carbonated soft drinks in a range of flavors, including regular, sugar-free and reduced calorie options. In addition, the Company produces soft drinks for certain retailers, such as allied brands. The Company’s portfolio of Power+ Brands includes LaCroix, LaCroix Curate, LaCroix NiCola and Shasta sparkling water products; Rip It energy drinks and shots, and Everfresh, Everfresh Premier Varietals and Mr. Pure juice and juice-based products. The Company’s carbonated soft drinks include Shasta and Faygo, iconic brands. The Company had, as of April 30, 2016, 12 production facilities located near metropolitan markets across the continental United States.

Long Blockchain Company Profile

Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp., is a holding company operating through its subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC (LIBB). The Company is focused on developing and investing in blockchain technology. It is also engaged in the production and distribution of Non-Alcoholic Ready-to-Drink (NARTD) iced tea in the beverage industry. It is organized around its brand, Long Island Iced Tea. Long Island Iced Tea is sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of national and regional retail chains and distributors. It produces brewed tea, using black tea leaves, purified water and natural cane sugar. Its Long Island Iced Tea’s flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, guava, mango, diet peach and sweet tea. It also offers lower calorie iced tea in over 12 ounce bottles. The lower calorie flavor options include mango, raspberry and peach. Its products include All-Natural Tea, Diet Tea, Fruit-Flavored Tea, Organic Tea and Herbal Tea.

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