Contrasting Drinks Americas (OTCMKTS:DKAM) & Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EAST)

Drinks Americas (OTCMKTS:DKAMGet Rating) and Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EASTGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Drinks Americas has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eastside Distilling has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Drinks Americas and Eastside Distilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Drinks Americas N/A N/A N/A
Eastside Distilling -60.82% -68.39% -25.24%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Drinks Americas and Eastside Distilling’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Drinks Americas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Eastside Distilling $12.89 million 0.75 -$2.20 million ($0.76) -0.86

Drinks Americas has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eastside Distilling.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Drinks Americas and Eastside Distilling, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Drinks Americas 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eastside Distilling 0 0 1 0 3.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.3% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Eastside Distilling beats Drinks Americas on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Drinks Americas

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Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. produces, imports, distributes, and markets premium wine and spirits, and alcoholic beverages to beverage wholesalers in the United States and internationally. The company offers premium authentic Mexican beer products under the brand names of Day of the Dead Beer, Mexicali, Rio Bravo, Red Pig, and Chili Beer. The company also markets and distributes non-alcoholic beverages. It offers its products through various retailers and restaurant chains. Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

About Eastside Distilling

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Eastside Distilling, Inc. manufactures, acquires, blends, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages. It operates through two segments, Spirits and Craft Canning and Bottling. The company provides whiskey under the Burnside Whiskey brand; vodka under the Portland Potato Vodka brand; rum under the Hue-Hue Coffee Rum brand; and tequila under the Azuñia Tequila brand. It also offers gin and ready-to-drink products; and canning and bottling services to the craft beer and cider industries. The company sells its products on a wholesale basis to distributors in the United States. Eastside Distilling, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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