Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ:RKDA) and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group (OTCMKTS:KWBT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Arcadia Biosciences and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arcadia Biosciences -645.18% -302.21% -92.09%
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 7.33% 23.66% 10.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Arcadia Biosciences and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arcadia Biosciences $4.03 million 4.76 -$15.70 million ($6.86) -0.59
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group $17.27 million 0.77 $5.30 million N/A N/A

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group has higher revenue and earnings than Arcadia Biosciences.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.2% of Arcadia Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. 17.7% of Arcadia Biosciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Arcadia Biosciences has a beta of -4.33, indicating that its share price is 533% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group has a beta of 5.1, indicating that its share price is 410% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Arcadia Biosciences and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arcadia Biosciences 0 1 1 0 2.50
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Arcadia Biosciences currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 397.04%. Given Arcadia Biosciences’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Arcadia Biosciences is more favorable than Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group.

Summary

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group beats Arcadia Biosciences on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arcadia Biosciences

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural food ingredient company, develops and commercializes health and nutrition ingredient traits worldwide. The company offers a suite of agricultural productivity traits, including nitrogen use efficiency, water use efficiency and drought tolerance, salinity tolerance, and herbicide tolerance traits. It also provides nutritional oils comprising gamma linolenic acid safflower oil to manufacturers of dietary and nutritional supplements, medical foods, dog food, and other products under the SONOVA brand; and arachidonic acid safflower oil that is used as an ingredient in infant nutrition products. In addition, the company has various programs under development comprising fiber resistant starch wheat, whole grain flour, and reduced gluten wheat programs. Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. has strategic collaborations with Dow AgroSciences and Ardent Mills LLC to develop and commercialize wheat varieties. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Davis, California.

About Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and markets bio-technological products for the agricultural market primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers bacillus species and/or photosynthetic bacteria based biological organic and compound microbial fertilizers. The company has a strategic relationship with ETS (Tianjin) Biological Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. to produce bio-fertilizers in the People's Republic of China and internationally; and strategic cooperation agreements with the Beijing Zhongpin Agricultural Science and Technology Development Center, as well as China Academy of Agricultural Science's Institute of Agricultural Resources & Regional Planning, and Institute of Agricultural Economy & Development. Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Yangling, China.

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