Contrasting Green Thumb Industries (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) and Corteva (NYSE:CTVA)

Corteva (NYSE:CTVAGet Rating) and Green Thumb Industries (OTCMKTS:GTBIFGet Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Corteva and Green Thumb Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corteva 10.72% 6.70% 4.08%
Green Thumb Industries N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.5% of Corteva shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.1% of Green Thumb Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Corteva shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Corteva and Green Thumb Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corteva 1 4 10 0 2.60
Green Thumb Industries 0 0 8 0 3.00

Corteva presently has a consensus target price of $57.92, suggesting a potential upside of 3.92%. Green Thumb Industries has a consensus target price of $47.80, suggesting a potential upside of 264.05%. Given Green Thumb Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Green Thumb Industries is more favorable than Corteva.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Corteva and Green Thumb Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corteva $15.66 billion 2.59 $1.76 billion $2.35 23.72
Green Thumb Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Corteva has higher revenue and earnings than Green Thumb Industries.

Summary

Corteva beats Green Thumb Industries on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corteva Company Profile (Get Rating)

Corteva, Inc. operates in the agriculture business. It operates through two segments, Seed and Crop Protection. The Seed segment develops and supplies advanced germplasm and traits that produce optimum yield for farms. It offers trait technologies that enhance resistance to weather, disease, insects, and herbicides used to control weeds, as well as food and nutritional characteristics. This segment also provides digital solutions that assist farmer decision-making with a view to optimize product selection, and maximize yield and profitability. The Crop Protection segment offers products that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases, as well as enhances crop health above and below ground through nitrogen management and seed-applied technologies. This segment provides herbicides, insecticides, nitrogen stabilizers, and pasture and range management herbicides. It serves agricultural input industry. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Corteva, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Green Thumb Industries Company Profile (Get Rating)

Green Thumb Industries Inc. engages in manufacture, distribution, and sale of various cannabis products for medical and adult-use in the United States. It offers cannabis flower; and processed and packaged products, including pre-rolls, concentrates, vapes, tinctures, edibles, topicals, and other cannabis-related products under the Beboe, Dogwalkers, Doctor Solomon's, Good Green, incredibles, and RHYTHM brands. The company distributes its products primarily to third-party retail stores, as well as sells finished products directly to consumers in its own retail stores. As of December 31, 2021, it owned and operated 73 retail stores in the United States. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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