Nutrien (NTR) versus Cavitation Technologies (CVAT) Critical Contrast

Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) and Cavitation Technologies (OTCMKTS:CVAT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nutrien and Cavitation Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutrien $4.55 billion 7.48 $327.00 million N/A N/A
Cavitation Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Nutrien has higher revenue and earnings than Cavitation Technologies.

Risk and Volatility

Nutrien has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cavitation Technologies has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nutrien and Cavitation Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutrien 1 6 12 1 2.65
Cavitation Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nutrien presently has a consensus price target of $62.19, indicating a potential upside of 11.87%. Given Nutrien’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Nutrien is more favorable than Cavitation Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Nutrien and Cavitation Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutrien 9.83% 10.27% 5.03%
Cavitation Technologies -41.79% N/A -59.39%

Dividends

Nutrien pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Cavitation Technologies does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.4% of Nutrien shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Nutrien shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Nutrien beats Cavitation Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nutrien

Nutrien Ltd. produces and markets crop nutrients worldwide. The company offers potash, nitrogen, phosphate, and solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers; and phosphate feed, ammonium sulfate, and industrial acid products. It also retails seeds, crop protection and crop nutrient products, merchandise products, and agronomic services through operating 1,500 retail locations. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.

About Cavitation Technologies

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. develops, patents, and commercializes proprietary technology for use in liquid processing applications in the United States. It offers Nano Neutralization system for refining vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed, and canola oil. The company also designs technology based systems that are designed to serve various markets, such as vegetable oil refining, renewable fuels, water treatment, wines and spirits enhancement, algae oil extraction, water-oil emulsions, and crude oil yield enhancement. Cavitation Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.

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