Financial Analysis: DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR (OTCMKTS:DRCSY) versus Burcon NutraScience (NASDAQ:BRCN)

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR (OTCMKTS:DRCSY) and Burcon NutraScience (NASDAQ:BRCN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Burcon NutraScience 0 0 1 0 3.00

Risk & Volatility

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR has a beta of -0.48, suggesting that its share price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Burcon NutraScience has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.0% of Burcon NutraScience shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Burcon NutraScience N/A -7.91% -7.61%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR and Burcon NutraScience’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR $605.73 million 2.33 $198.34 million $0.02 25.00
Burcon NutraScience $200,000.00 857.06 -$470,000.00 ($0.01) -158.00

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Burcon NutraScience. Burcon NutraScience is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR beats Burcon NutraScience on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

DAIRY CREST GRP/ADR Company Profile

Dairy Crest Group plc processes and markets branded dairy products in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers cheese products under the Cathedral City, Davidstow, and Chedds brands; butters, spreads, and oils under the Clover, Country Life, Utterly Butterly, Vitalite, Willow, and Frylight brands. It also provides soy sauces, salad dressings, mustards, and Worcester sauces; and produces and sells demineralized whey and galacto-oligosaccharide, as well as other dairy ingredients, including whey butter. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Esher, the United Kingdom. As of April 15, 2019, Dairy Crest Group plc operates as a subsidiary of Saputo Inc.

Burcon NutraScience Company Profile

Burcon NutraScience Corp. develops plant proteins and ingredients for use in the food and beverage industries in Canada. The firms products include CLARISOY, a soy protein for dairy foods, neutral pH beverages, and coffee creamers/whiteners; and Peazazz, a pea protein for dairy alternative products, such as protein bars and crisps, weight management and meal replacement products, and vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as dry blended and ready-to-drink beverages. It also provides Supertein, a canola protein isolate for use in beverages, confectionery, aerated desserts, and protein bars; and Puratein, a canola protein isolate for use in baked goods, protein cereal bars, dressings, sauces, and meat substitutes. The company was founded on November 3, 1998 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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