Contrasting Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) & Royal Hawaiian Orchards (NYSE:NNUTU)

Royal Hawaiian Orchards (OTCMKTS:NNUTU) and Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.7% of Corteva shares are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Royal Hawaiian Orchards shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Corteva shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Royal Hawaiian Orchards and Corteva’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Royal Hawaiian Orchards N/A N/A N/A
Corteva -5.91% 5.09% 2.95%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Royal Hawaiian Orchards and Corteva’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Royal Hawaiian Orchards $32.19 million 1.15 $1.18 million N/A N/A
Corteva $13.85 billion 1.33 -$959.00 million $1.43 17.16

Royal Hawaiian Orchards has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Corteva.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Royal Hawaiian Orchards and Corteva, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royal Hawaiian Orchards 0 0 0 0 N/A
Corteva 1 13 13 0 2.44

Corteva has a consensus target price of $30.18, indicating a potential upside of 22.97%. Given Corteva’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Corteva is more favorable than Royal Hawaiian Orchards.


Corteva beats Royal Hawaiian Orchards on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Company Profile

Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Orchards, L.P. produces, markets, and distributes macadamia nut-based products in the United States. The company operates in two business segments, Orchards and Branded Products. The Orchards segment sells wet-in-shell and dry-in-shell macadamia nuts, and nut kernel. It also provides contract farming services and leases orchards. The Branded Products segment sells bulk kernel under the brand name of ROYAL HAWAIIAN ORCHARDS. The company owns or leases approximately 5,010 tree acres of macadamia orchards in two locations on the island of Hawaii, as well as 641 tree acres to another party. It also farms approximately 433 tree acres of macadamia orchards in Hawaii for other orchard owners. The company was formerly known as Royal Hawaiian Orchards, L.P. and changed its name to Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Orchards, L.P. in September 2018. Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Orchards, L.P. was founded in 1986 and is based in Hilo, Hawaii.

Corteva Company Profile

Corteva, Inc. provides agriculture products worldwide. The company develops and supplies germplasm and traits in corn, soybean, and sunflower seed markets. It also supplies products to the agricultural input industry that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as to enhance crop health. The company is based in Wilmington, Delaware. Corteva, Inc. operates independently of DowDuPont Inc. as of June 1, 2019.

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