Vital Farms (NASDAQ:VITL) & Sow Good (OTCMKTS:SOWG) Head-To-Head Review

Vital Farms (NASDAQ:VITL) and Sow Good (OTCMKTS:SOWG) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Vital Farms has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sow Good has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Vital Farms and Sow Good’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vital Farms 3.66% 5.68% 4.71%
Sow Good N/A -61.18% -51.72%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vital Farms and Sow Good’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vital Farms $214.28 million 3.41 $8.80 million $0.27 67.37
Sow Good $470,000.00 30.10 -$5.32 million N/A N/A

Vital Farms has higher revenue and earnings than Sow Good.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.4% of Vital Farms shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Sow Good shares are held by institutional investors. 41.3% of Vital Farms shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 57.8% of Sow Good shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Vital Farms and Sow Good, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vital Farms 0 3 2 0 2.40
Sow Good 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vital Farms currently has a consensus target price of $24.60, indicating a potential upside of 35.24%. Given Vital Farms’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vital Farms is more favorable than Sow Good.


Vital Farms beats Sow Good on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vital Farms Company Profile

Vital Farms, Inc., an ethical food company, provides pasture-raised products in the United States. It offers shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, ghee, liquid whole eggs, and egg bite products. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Sow Good Company Profile

Sow Good, Inc. is an oil and natural gas exploration company. It engages in the acquisition and development of crude oil and natural gas properties, primarily in the Bakken and Three Forks trends in North Dakota and Montana. The company was founded on April 9, 2010 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

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