Zevia PBC (NYSE:ZVIA) and Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) Critical Contrast

Zevia PBC (NYSE:ZVIAGet Rating) and Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMWGet Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zevia PBC and Primo Water’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zevia PBC $138.17 million 1.93 -$45.99 million N/A N/A
Primo Water $2.07 billion 1.13 -$3.20 million ($0.02) -733.00

Primo Water has higher revenue and earnings than Zevia PBC.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Zevia PBC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Primo Water shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Primo Water shares are owned by company 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.


This table compares Zevia PBC and Primo Water’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zevia PBC N/A N/A N/A
Primo Water -0.15% 5.33% 1.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Zevia PBC and Primo Water, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zevia PBC 0 3 5 0 2.63
Primo Water 0 0 0 0 N/A

Zevia PBC currently has a consensus target price of $14.19, indicating a potential upside of 243.52%. Given Zevia PBC’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Zevia PBC is more favorable than Primo Water.


Primo Water beats Zevia PBC on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zevia PBC (Get Rating)

Zevia PBC, a beverage company, develops, markets, sells, and distributes various carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks in the United States and Canada. It offers soda, energy drinks, organic tea, mixers, kidz beverages, and sparkling water. The company offers its products through various retail channels, including grocery distributors, national retailers, warehouse club, and natural products retailers, as well as e-commerce channels. It provides its products under the Zevia brand name. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Encino, California.

About Primo Water (Get Rating)

Primo Water Corporation provides water direct to consumers and water filtration services in North America and Europe. It offers bottled water, purified bottled water, premium spring, sparkling and flavored water, mineral water, filtration equipment, and coffee; as well as water dispensers, and self-service refill drinking water. The company offers its products under the Primo, Alhambra, Crystal Rock, Mountain Valley, Deep Rock, Hinckley Springs, Crystal Springs, Kentwood Springs, Mount Olympus, Pureflo, Nursery, Sierra Springs, Sparkletts, Clear Mountain Natural Spring Water, Earth2O, Renü, Water Event Pure Water Solutions, Canadian Springs, Labrador Source, Decantae, Eden, Eden Springs, Chateaud'eau, and Mey Eden brands. It provides its services to residential customers, small and medium-sized businesses, and regional and national corporations and retailers. The company was formerly known as Cott Corporation and changed its name to Primo Water Corporation in March 2020. Primo Water Corporation was incorporated in 1955 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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