Natura &Co (NYSE:NTCO) versus Waldencast Acquisition (NASDAQ:WALD) Critical Review

Waldencast Acquisition (NASDAQ:WALDGet Rating) and Natura &Co (NYSE:NTCOGet Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Waldencast Acquisition and Natura &Co, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waldencast Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Natura &Co 0 2 2 0 2.50

Natura &Co has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 146.11%. Given Natura &Co’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Natura &Co is more favorable than Waldencast Acquisition.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.9% of Natura &Co shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Waldencast Acquisition and Natura &Co’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Waldencast Acquisition N/A N/A -$14.43 million N/A N/A
Natura &Co $7.44 billion 0.72 $194.19 million N/A N/A

Natura &Co has higher revenue and earnings than Waldencast Acquisition.

Profitability

This table compares Waldencast Acquisition and Natura &Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Waldencast Acquisition N/A N/A -4.16%
Natura &Co 2.61% 4.08% 1.90%

Summary

Natura &Co beats Waldencast Acquisition on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Waldencast Acquisition (Get Rating)

Waldencast Acquisition Corp. focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. It intends to identify businesses in the beauty, personal care, and wellness sectors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in White Plains, New York.

About Natura &Co (Get Rating)

Natura &Co Holding S.A. develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells cosmetics, fragrances, and personal hygiene products. The company's products portfolio includes body care, face care, makeup, soaps, hair care, deodorants, oils, and other products, as well as deodorants, men's grooming, and sun protection products. It markets its products under the Natura, Aesop, Avon, and The Body Shop brands through signature and department stores, e-commerce, direct selling, business-to-business, franchises, physical stores, and retail markets primarily in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. Natura &Co Holding S.A. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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