Kalera Public (NASDAQ:KAL – Get Rating) and Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
38.2% of Kalera Public shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of Alico shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Alico shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Kalera Public and Alico’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alico||$108.56 million||2.26||$34.86 million||$4.31||7.51|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kalera Public and Alico, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kalera Public currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 5,700.46%. Given Kalera Public’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kalera Public is more favorable than Alico.
This table compares Kalera Public and Alico’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Kalera Public has a beta of -1.23, indicating that its share price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alico has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Alico beats Kalera Public on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Kalera Public
Kalera Public Limited Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hydroponic vertical farming company in the United States and internationally. The company operates vertical hydroponic farms and related technology development facilities that produce various lettuce and micro-greens for the retail and food service markets. It also holds a license to patented technology related to geopolymer concrete. Kalera Public Limited Company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
Alico, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Alico Citrus, and Land Management and Other Operations. The Alico Citrus segment cultivates citrus trees to produce citrus for delivery to the processed and fresh citrus markets. The Land Management and Other Operations segment owns and manages land in Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties; and leasing of land for recreational and grazing purposes, conservation, and mining activities. As of September 30, 2021, it had 83,000 acres of land situated in eight counties in Florida, which include the Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Polk. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.
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