Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) and Golfgear International (OTCMKTS:MCHA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Monster Beverage and Golfgear International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monster Beverage 2 2 10 1 2.67
Golfgear International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Monster Beverage presently has a consensus target price of $62.86, suggesting a potential upside of 15.61%. Given Monster Beverage’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Monster Beverage is more favorable than Golfgear International.

Profitability

This table compares Monster Beverage and Golfgear International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monster Beverage 25.86% 25.47% 20.53%
Golfgear International -47.63% -65.89% -22.14%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Monster Beverage and Golfgear International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monster Beverage $3.37 billion 8.92 $820.67 million $1.46 37.24
Golfgear International $510,000.00 46.55 -$300,000.00 N/A N/A

Monster Beverage has higher revenue and earnings than Golfgear International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.2% of Monster Beverage shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of Monster Beverage shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Monster Beverage has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golfgear International has a beta of -2.88, indicating that its stock price is 388% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Monster Beverage beats Golfgear International on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Monster Beverage Company Profile

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages, soda, and its concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other. The company offers ready-to-drink packaged drinks, non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, and non-carbonated energy shakes primarily to bottlers and full service beverage distributors, as well as sells directly to retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, food service customers, and the military; and concentrates and/or beverage bases to authorized bottling and canning operations; and ready-to-drink packaged energy drinks to bottlers and full service beverage distributors. Monster Beverage Corporation sells its products under the Monster Energy, Monster Energy Ultra, Monster Rehab, Monster Energy Extra Strength Nitrous Technology, Java Monster, Muscle Monster, Punch Monster, Juice Monster, Übermonster, BU, Mutant Super Soda, Monster Hydro, Espresso Monster, CaffĂ© Monster, Nalu, NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, Ultra Energy, Play and Power Play(stylized), Relentless, BPM, Gladiator, and Samurai brands. The company was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation and changed its name to Monster Beverage Corporation in January 2012. Monster Beverage Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Corona, California.

Golfgear International Company Profile

Matchaah Holdings, Inc. develops, markets, sells, and distributes premium better-for-you matcha tea based products under the MATCHAAH brand name. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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