Shineco (NASDAQ:TYHT) and General Agriculture (OTCMKTS:GELT) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.
This table compares Shineco and General Agriculture’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Shineco and General Agriculture, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Shineco and General Agriculture’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shineco||$43.90 million||0.30||$7.58 million||N/A||N/A|
|General Agriculture||$27.42 million||N/A||$14.21 million||N/A||N/A|
General Agriculture has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Shineco.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.6% of Shineco shares are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Shineco shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Shineco has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Agriculture has a beta of -0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Shineco beats General Agriculture on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Shineco, Inc., a holding company, through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells health and well-being focused plant-based products in China. It processes and distributes traditional Chinese herbal medicine products, as well as other pharmaceutical products directly to individual customers. The company also plants, processes, and distributes green and organic agricultural produce; and grows, cultivates, and sells yew trees that are used for the production of anti-cancer medication, as well as ornamental bonsai trees for purifying indoor air quality. In addition, it offers domestic and international logistics services for agricultural products. Further, the company develops and distributes specialized fabrics, textiles, health supplements, and other byproducts derived from an indigenous Chinese plant Apocynum Venetum. The company sells its Chinese medicinal products and western medicines through wholesale customers under its proprietary brand name and Tenethealth trademark name; and its 13 Ankang retail pharmacies operating under the Sunsimiao Pharmacies name, as well as 66 pharmacies operated by third parties under the Ankang Longevity Group Pharmacy cooperatives name. Shineco, Inc. sells its decoction pieces on the Anhui Bozhou Chinese medicine transaction market to medical materials companies and Chinese patent medicine factories. The company sells its Luobuma textile products through distribution networks online through third party e-commerce Websites, such as Taobao, Tmall, and JD; and yew trees and agricultural products primarily through its sales personnel, and group and institutional sales. The company was formerly known as Beijing Tenet Jove Technological Development Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Shineco, Inc. in June 2005. Shineco, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beijing, China.
About General Agriculture
General Agriculture Corporation (GELT) is a producer of Gannan navel oranges in China. The Company is primarily engaged in planting, preserving, packaging and marketing navel oranges for distribution and sale throughout the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s land planting area totaled to 5,152 acres at September 30, 2016. Its own orchards land planting area totaled to 1,652 acres at September 30, 2016. Its leased orchards land planting area totaled to 3,500 acres at September 30, 2016. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s products were sold through distributors in approximately 11 provinces of China, including Jiangxi, Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Shandong, Guangdong, Anhui, Helongjiang, Inner Mongolia and Jiangsu. The Company is a producer of Gannan navel oranges in China, with operations that include the planting, growing, harvesting, post-harvest processing and temperature-controlled preservation and storage of its navel oranges.
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