Analyzing GLG Life Tech (GLGLF) & Natural Alternatives International (NAII)

Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII) and GLG Life Tech (OTCMKTS:GLGLF) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Natural Alternatives International and GLG Life Tech, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Natural Alternatives International 0 0 0 0 N/A
GLG Life Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Natural Alternatives International and GLG Life Tech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Natural Alternatives International $132.44 million 0.63 $5.05 million N/A N/A
GLG Life Tech $14.95 million 1.80 -$12.98 million N/A N/A

Natural Alternatives International has higher revenue and earnings than GLG Life Tech.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.5% of Natural Alternatives International shares are held by institutional investors. 28.0% of Natural Alternatives International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Natural Alternatives International and GLG Life Tech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Natural Alternatives International 4.38% 14.07% 10.66%
GLG Life Tech -101.27% N/A -32.11%


Natural Alternatives International beats GLG Life Tech on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Natural Alternatives International Company Profile

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. engages in formulating, manufacturing, and marketing nutritional supplements in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Private-Label Contract Manufacturing, and Patent and Trademark Licensing. The company offers private-label contract manufacturing services to companies that market and distribute vitamins, minerals, herbal, and other nutritional supplements, as well as other health care products. It also provides strategic partnering services, such as customized product formulation, clinical studies, manufacturing, marketing support, international regulatory and label law compliance, international product registration, packaging in multiple formats and labeling design, scientific research, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, packaging and delivery system design, and regulatory review. In addition, the company sells beta-alanine ingredient under the CarnoSyn and SR CarnoSyn names. It manufactures products in various forms, including capsules, tablets, chewable wafers, and powders. The company's private-label contract manufacturing customers include companies that market nutritional supplements through direct sales marketing channels, direct to consumer e-commerce channels, and retail stores. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

GLG Life Tech Company Profile

GLG Life Tech Corporation manufactures and sells refined forms of stevia and monk fruit extracts under the ClearTaste brand name in China and North America. It also offers P-Pro Plus, a pea protein powder; and sources and sells natural and functional food ingredients, such as pea protein, rice bran, rice protein, erythritol, inositol, inulin, and lycopene for food and beverage companies, as well as for cosmetic industry under the Naturals+ name. The company was formerly known as GLG Life Tech Limited and changed its name to GLG Life Tech Corporation in March 2007. GLG Life Tech Corporation was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.

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