Comparing Eastside Distilling (EAST) & Truett-Hurst (THST)

Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EAST) and Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.6% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of Truett-Hurst shares are held by institutional investors. 20.8% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of Truett-Hurst shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Eastside Distilling and Truett-Hurst, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eastside Distilling 0 0 0 0 N/A
Truett-Hurst 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Eastside Distilling and Truett-Hurst’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eastside Distilling -138.88% -109.77% -59.37%
Truett-Hurst -5.82% 12.98% 7.00%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eastside Distilling and Truett-Hurst’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eastside Distilling $3.79 million 12.05 -$5.27 million ($1.42) -4.40
Truett-Hurst $6.47 million 1.46 -$640,000.00 N/A N/A

Truett-Hurst has higher revenue and earnings than Eastside Distilling.

Volatility and Risk

Eastside Distilling has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Truett-Hurst has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Truett-Hurst beats Eastside Distilling on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eastside Distilling Company Profile

Eastside Distilling, Inc. develops, manufactures, produces, and markets hand-crafted spirits in the United States. The company offers bourbon under the Burnside West End Blend, Burnside Oregon Oaked Bourbon, and Burnside Goose Hollow RSV Bourbon brand names; premium whiskey under the Barrel Hitch American Whiskey brand names; distinctive whiskey under the Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Marionberry Whiskey brand names; rum under the Below Deck Silver Rum, Below Deck Spiced Rum, Below Deck Coffee Rum, and Below Deck Ginger Rum brand names; and vodka under the Portland Potato Vodka brand name. It also provides various handmade products, including Advocaat (eggnog) Liqueur, Peppermint Bark Liqueur, Bier Schnapps, and Holiday Spiced Liqueur. In addition, the company offers tastings, tasting room tours, private parties, and merchandise sales from its facilities in Oregon. Eastside Distilling, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Truett-Hurst Company Profile

Truett-Hurst, Inc., together with its subsidiary, H.D.D. LLC, produces, markets, and sells wines primarily in the United States. It produces wine from a range of varietals, including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other red blends. The company offers its products primarily under the VML, Truett Hurst, and Svengali brands directly through its tasting rooms, wine clubs, and winery Websites. Truett-Hurst, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Healdsburg, California.

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