BRASILAGRO COMP/S (LND) and S&W Seed (SANW) Head to Head Survey

BRASILAGRO COMP/S (NYSE:LND) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for BRASILAGRO COMP/S and S&W Seed, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BRASILAGRO COMP/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
S&W Seed 0 0 2 0 3.00

S&W Seed has a consensus price target of $5.50, suggesting a potential upside of 80.92%. Given S&W Seed’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe S&W Seed is more favorable than BRASILAGRO COMP/S.

Profitability

This table compares BRASILAGRO COMP/S and S&W Seed’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BRASILAGRO COMP/S 44.71% 14.93% 10.76%
S&W Seed -7.37% -6.13% -3.18%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of BRASILAGRO COMP/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of S&W Seed shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of BRASILAGRO COMP/S shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of S&W Seed shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

BRASILAGRO COMP/S pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. S&W Seed does not pay a dividend. BRASILAGRO COMP/S has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

BRASILAGRO COMP/S has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, S&W Seed has a beta of -0.55, suggesting that its share price is 155% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BRASILAGRO COMP/S and S&W Seed’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BRASILAGRO COMP/S $119.63 million 1.89 $38.10 million N/A N/A
S&W Seed $64.09 million 1.23 -$4.72 million ($0.22) -13.82

BRASILAGRO COMP/S has higher revenue and earnings than S&W Seed.

Summary

BRASILAGRO COMP/S beats S&W Seed on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BRASILAGRO COMP/S Company Profile

BrasilAgro – Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agrícolas engages in the acquisition, development, operation, and sale of rural properties suitable for agricultural activities in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Real Estate, Grains, Sugarcane, Cattle Raising, and Other. It is involved in the cultivation of soybean, corn, sorghum, and cotton, as well as sugarcane; and production and sale of beef calves after weaning. The company has 10 farms in 6 Brazilian states and 1 joint-venture farm in Paraguay with a total area of 286,194 hectares. It also imports and exports agricultural products and inputs; purchases, sells, and/or rents properties, land, buildings, and real estate in rural and/or urban areas; provides real estate brokerage services; and manages third-party assets. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

S&W Seed Company Profile

S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa seeds. The company sells its seeds to distributors and dealers in approximately 30 countries worldwide. S&W Seed Company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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