Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC – Get Rating) and Jupiter Wellness (NASDAQ:JUPW – Get Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
93.3% of Edgewell Personal Care shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.6% of Jupiter Wellness shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Edgewell Personal Care shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.1% of Jupiter Wellness shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Edgewell Personal Care and Jupiter Wellness, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Edgewell Personal Care||2||1||2||0||2.00|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Edgewell Personal Care and Jupiter Wellness’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Edgewell Personal Care||$2.17 billion||0.95||$98.60 million||$1.84||21.70|
|Jupiter Wellness||$2.88 million||10.51||-$28.10 million||N/A||N/A|
Edgewell Personal Care has higher revenue and earnings than Jupiter Wellness.
Risk and Volatility
Edgewell Personal Care has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jupiter Wellness has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its stock price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Edgewell Personal Care and Jupiter Wellness’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Edgewell Personal Care||4.54%||9.16%||3.66%|
Edgewell Personal Care beats Jupiter Wellness on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Edgewell Personal Care
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. Its Wet shave products are sold under the Schick, Wilkinson Sword, Edge, Skintimate, Shave Guard and Personna brand names. Its Sun and Skin Care products are sold under the Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Wet Ones and Playtex brand names and offers Wet Ones, portable hand wipes category, and Playtex household gloves, the branded household glove in the United States. Its Feminine Care segment markets its products under the Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. brands and markets pads and liners. Its All Other segment includes infant care, pet care and miscellaneous other products.
About Jupiter Wellness
Jupiter Wellness, Inc. develops cannabidiol (CBD) based medical therapeutics and wellness products. The company's clinical pipeline includes CaniDermRX (JW-100), a novel topical formulation containing CBD and aspartame for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, and actinic keratosis; JW-101, a prescription product for the treatment of burns; and JW-200, a non-prescription lotion/lip balm for the treatment of symptoms of cold sores. It also manufactures, distributes, and markets a line of consumer products, such as CBD-infused sunscreen under the CaniSun brand; CBD-infused skin care lotion under the CaniSkin brand; and products for the dermatological treatments of pain and inflammation under the CaniDermRX brand. The company was formerly known as CBD Brands, Inc. Jupiter Wellness, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.
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