Bergio International (BRGO) versus Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (CTHR) Critical Survey

Bergio International (OTCMKTS:BRGO) and Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bergio International and Charles & Colvard, Ltd.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bergio International $640,000.00 0.40 -$210,000.00 N/A N/A
Charles & Colvard, Ltd. $27.03 million 0.74 -$450,000.00 N/A N/A

Bergio International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Charles & Colvard, Ltd..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.7% of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Bergio International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Bergio International and Charles & Colvard, Ltd., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bergio International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Charles & Colvard, Ltd. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Bergio International has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Charles & Colvard, Ltd. has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Bergio International and Charles & Colvard, Ltd.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bergio International -29.43% N/A -12.52%
Charles & Colvard, Ltd. -1.70% -1.41% -1.20%


Charles & Colvard, Ltd. beats Bergio International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bergio International

Bergio International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes fine jewelry primarily in the United States. It offers a range of products made from precious metals, such as gold, platinum, and Karat gold, as well as diamonds and other precious stones. The company provides a collection of charms, crosses, and other add-on pieces; fashion jewelry, such as necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings; couture line of products; and bridal line, which comprises wedding sets, engagement rings, and wedding bands for men and women. It sells its products to jewelry retailers. The company is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey. Bergio International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Macau Consultants and Advisory Services Inc.

About Charles & Colvard, Ltd.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. manufactures, markets, and distributes moissanite jewels and finished jewelry featuring moissanite worldwide. The company offers near-colorless moissanite jewels cut in various shapes, including round, square brilliant, princess, cushion, radiant, pear, marquise, heart, and oval in sizes ranging from approximately 1.3 to 12 millimeters. It also provides finished jewelry featuring moissanite, such as stud earrings, solitaire and three-stone rings, pendants, and bracelets. The company primarily offers its products under the Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite, Forever Classic, Forever Brilliant, and Forever One brand names. It sells its products through distributors, manufacturers, retailers, television shopping networks, and designers, as well as at retail to end consumers through its direct-to-consumer e-commerce site,, third-party online marketplaces, drop-ship, and e-commerce outlets. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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