Comparing AgroFresh Solutions (AGFS) & STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH (STLR)

AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS) and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH (NASDAQ:STLR) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares AgroFresh Solutions and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AgroFresh Solutions -1.17% -6.57% -2.74%
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH N/A -15.98% -1.60%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.2% of AgroFresh Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.1% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of AgroFresh Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.9% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AgroFresh Solutions and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AgroFresh Solutions $164.03 million 1.76 $23.47 million N/A N/A
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH N/A N/A -$300,000.00 N/A N/A

AgroFresh Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH.

Volatility and Risk

AgroFresh Solutions has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH has a beta of -0.03, suggesting that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for AgroFresh Solutions and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AgroFresh Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

AgroFresh Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.59%. Given AgroFresh Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe AgroFresh Solutions is more favorable than STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH.

Summary

AgroFresh Solutions beats STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

AgroFresh Solutions Company Profile

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. provides data-driven specialty solutions worldwide. The company uses 1-Methylcyclopropene technology, an ethylene action inhibitor to maintain freshness and extend the shelf life of various fresh produce. Its solutions enable growers and packers of fresh produce to preserve and enhance the freshness, quality, and value of fresh produce, including apples, pears, kiwifruit, avocados, and bananas, as well as flowers. The company's flagship product is the SmartFresh Quality System that regulates the post-harvest ripening effects of ethylene to preserve the texture, firmness, taste, and appearance of produce during storage, transportation, and retail display. It also provides Harvista technology for use in pre-harvest management of pome fruit, such as apples and pears. In addition, the company is developing AdvanStore technology for monitoring fresh fruits while in storage; RipeLock Quality System, a proprietary technology that extends the shelf life of bananas; and LandSpring, a proprietary technology that minimizes stress induced ethylene effects in vegetable seedling transplants allowing for post-transplant vigor. The company was formerly known as Boulevard Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. in July 2015. AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH Company Profile

Stellar Acquisition III Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to acquire through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, exchangeable share transactions, or other similar business transactions with one or more operating businesses or assets. Stellar Acquisition III Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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