Comparing Bion Environmental Technologies (BNET) and Mosaic (MOS)

Bion Environmental Technologies (OTCMKTS:BNET) and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Bion Environmental Technologies has a beta of -0.77, indicating that its stock price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mosaic has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bion Environmental Technologies and Mosaic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bion Environmental Technologies N/A N/A -4,902.86%
Mosaic -0.80% 6.17% 3.20%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Bion Environmental Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.3% of Mosaic shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Bion Environmental Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Mosaic shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bion Environmental Technologies and Mosaic, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bion Environmental Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mosaic 1 8 7 0 2.38

Mosaic has a consensus price target of $35.92, indicating a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Mosaic’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mosaic is more favorable than Bion Environmental Technologies.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bion Environmental Technologies and Mosaic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bion Environmental Technologies N/A N/A -$3.01 million N/A N/A
Mosaic $7.41 billion 1.65 -$107.20 million $1.09 29.03

Bion Environmental Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mosaic.

Dividends

Mosaic pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Bion Environmental Technologies does not pay a dividend. Mosaic pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Mosaic beats Bion Environmental Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bion Environmental Technologies

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. develops patented and proprietary technology that provides environmental solutions to a source of pollution in agriculture and confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the United States and internationally. Its technology produces the reductions of nutrient releases to water and air, including ammonia from livestock waste streams. The company focuses on the installation of its systems to retrofit and environmentally remediate existing CAFOs; develop waste treatment facilities; and licensing and/or joint venturing of its technology and applications. Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Crestone, Colorado.

About Mosaic

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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