Terra Nitrogen (NYSE: TNH) and Calyxt (NASDAQ:CLXT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Terra Nitrogen and Calyxt, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Calyxt has a consensus target price of $29.05, indicating a potential upside of 49.97%. Given Calyxt’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Calyxt is more favorable than Terra Nitrogen.
This table compares Terra Nitrogen and Calyxt’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Terra Nitrogen pays an annual dividend of $8.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Calyxt does not pay a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
3.5% of Terra Nitrogen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Calyxt shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Terra Nitrogen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Calyxt shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Terra Nitrogen and Calyxt’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Terra Nitrogen has higher revenue and earnings than Calyxt.
Terra Nitrogen beats Calyxt on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Terra Nitrogen Company Profile
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNCLP) is a limited partnership that produces nitrogen fertilizer products. The Company’s principal products are anhydrous ammonia (ammonia) and urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN), which it manufactures at its facility in Verdigris, Oklahoma. Its nitrogen products are used primarily by farmers. For the year ended December 31, 2016, it had sold 2.2 million tons of nitrogen fertilizers. The Company has production facility, in Verdigris, Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2016, it had two ammonia plants, two nitric acid plants and two UAN plants. The Company conducts its operations through an operating partnership, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership (TNLP). Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. is the general partner of both TNCLP and TNLP and owns a 0.025% general partner interest in each of TNCLP and TNLP. The General Partner is an indirect subsidiary of CF Industries Holdings, Inc., which is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen products.
Calyxt Company Profile
Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in the development of high oleic soybeans, high fiber wheat, herbicide tolerant wheat, powdery mildew resistant wheat, enhanced oil composition and herbicide tolerant canola, enhanced quality and herbicide tolerant alfalfa, late blight resistant potatoes, and cold storable/reduced browning potatoes, as well as enhanced protein composition, drought tolerant, herbicide tolerant, and enhanced yield soybeans. The Company was formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. and changed its name to Calyxt, Inc. in May 2015. Calyxt, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota. Calyxt, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cellectis S.A.
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