NutraFuels (OTCMKTS:NTFU) and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
NutraFuels has a beta of -2.08, meaning that its stock price is 308% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lifeway Foods has a beta of -0.03, meaning that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares NutraFuels and Lifeway Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
14.5% of Lifeway Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 50.7% of Lifeway Foods shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares NutraFuels and Lifeway Foods’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NutraFuels||$1.79 million||9.55||-$23.62 million||N/A||N/A|
|Lifeway Foods||$118.89 million||0.40||-$340,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Lifeway Foods has higher revenue and earnings than NutraFuels.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for NutraFuels and Lifeway Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lifeway Foods has a consensus target price of $14.10, indicating a potential upside of 373.15%. Given Lifeway Foods’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lifeway Foods is more favorable than NutraFuels.
Lifeway Foods beats NutraFuels on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
NutraFuels, Inc. manufactures, distributes, and markets a line of oral spray nutritional dietary products to consumers, retailers, and wholesale outlets. The company manufactures and distributes industrial hemp and non-hemp products. Its non-hemp oral spray products include sleep support spray, energy boost spray, weight loss spray, headache and pain spray, spa treatment hair spray, and skin and nails spray. The company also offers Cannabidiol (CBD) oil products, such as HempGenix spray, hemp CBD spray, and E-Vape spray. NutraFuels, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Coconut Creek, Florida.
About Lifeway Foods
Lifeway Foods, Inc. produces and markets probiotic-based products in the United States and internationally. Its primary product is drinkable kefir, a cultured dairy product in various organic and non-organic sizes, flavors, and types, including low fat, non-fat, whole milk, protein, BioKefir, and kefir with oats. The company also offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products in drinkable, frozen, and freeze dried formats for children; cupped kefir and Icelandic Skyr, a line of strained kefir and yogurt products; and frozen kefir in bars and pint-size containers. It sells its products primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.
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