China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) and FitLife Brands (OTCMKTS:FTLF) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.
Volatility and Risk
China Jo-Jo Drugstores has a beta of -0.27, meaning that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FitLife Brands has a beta of -0.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and FitLife Brands’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||$96.11 million||0.58||-$17.05 million||N/A||N/A|
|FitLife Brands||$17.80 million||0.33||-$9.76 million||N/A||N/A|
FitLife Brands has lower revenue, but higher earnings than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.
This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and FitLife Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||-16.75%||-74.69%||-23.26%|
This is a summary of current ratings for China Jo-Jo Drugstores and FitLife Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
17.6% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.9% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of FitLife Brands shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
China Jo-Jo Drugstores beats FitLife Brands on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Jo-Jo Drugstores
China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Retail Drugstores, Online Pharmacy, Drug Wholesale, and Herb Farming. Its stores provide various pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), personal and family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products, such as consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also operates licensed doctors of Western medicine and TCM onsite for consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. In addition, it operates dada360.com, an online drugstore that retails OTC drugs and nutritional supplements. Further, the company distributes third-party pharmaceutical products primarily to trading companies, as well as cultivates and wholesales herbs used for TCM. As of March 31, 2018, it had 122 retail pharmacies under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name, as well as operates 9 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name in Zhejiang Province. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
About FitLife Brands
FitLife Brands, Inc. manufactures and markets nutritional supplements for health conscious consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers weight loss, general health, and sports nutrition supplements, such as Censor, Cardio Cuts, and LipoRUSH DS; precision sports nutrition formulations for professional muscular development, including Amplify XL, Pump Fuel, and Flex Stack; weight loss and sports nutrition performance enhancing supplements for fitness enthusiasts comprising Isolate, Ultrakarbs, and NeuroLean; and men's health and weight loss formulations consisting of JXT5 and PyroStim. It also provides diet, health, and sports nutrition supplements and related products that support accelerated fitness and nutrition goals directly to athletic facilities, gyms, and independent retailers; and sports nutritionals, energy and sports drink products, and meal replacements. The company sells and markets its sports, weight loss, and general nutrition products under the NDS Nutrition Products, PMD, SirenLabs, and CoreActive brand names directly to franchise locations. It also markets its men's health and weight loss formulations under the Metis Nutrition brand through corporate and franchise stores; and sports nutritionals, energy and sports drink products, meal replacements, and weight loss products under the iSatori, BioGenetic Laboratories, and Energize brand names through approximately 25,000 retail locations, including specialty, mass, and online. The company was formerly known as Bond Laboratories, Inc. and changed its name to FitLife Brands, Inc. in September 2013. FitLife Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
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