Verano (OTCMKTS:VRNOF – Get Rating) and Green Thumb Industries (OTCMKTS:GTBIF – Get Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.2% of Green Thumb Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 20.2% of Verano shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of Green Thumb Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Verano and Green Thumb Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Green Thumb Industries||$893.56 million||2.94||$75.44 million||$0.40||27.88|
This table compares Verano and Green Thumb Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Green Thumb Industries||9.89%||6.02%||4.11%|
This is a summary of current ratings for Verano and Green Thumb Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Green Thumb Industries||0||0||8||0||3.00|
Verano currently has a consensus target price of $26.25, suggesting a potential upside of 372.97%. Green Thumb Industries has a consensus target price of $36.44, suggesting a potential upside of 226.86%. Given Verano’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Verano is more favorable than Green Thumb Industries.
Green Thumb Industries beats Verano on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Verano Holdings Corp. operates as a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States. It engages in the cultivation, processing, wholesale, and retail distribution of cannabis in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The company offers artisanal cannabis products under the Encore, Avexia, MUV, and Verano brands for medical and adult-use markets. As of May 10, 2022, it operated 96 retail dispensaries, and 13 cultivation and processing facilities. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
About Green Thumb Industries
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 April 11, 2022, it owned and operated 77 retail stores in the United States. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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