Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) and Cavitation Technologies (OTCMKTS:CVAT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Scotts Miracle-Gro and Cavitation Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Scotts Miracle-Gro and Cavitation Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Scotts Miracle-Gro||$2.66 billion||1.61||$63.70 million||$3.71||20.91|
Scotts Miracle-Gro has higher revenue and earnings than Cavitation Technologies.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Scotts Miracle-Gro and Cavitation Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Scotts Miracle-Gro currently has a consensus price target of $79.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.84%. Given Scotts Miracle-Gro’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Scotts Miracle-Gro is more favorable than Cavitation Technologies.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.8% of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.1% of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Scotts Miracle-Gro pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Cavitation Technologies does not pay a dividend. Scotts Miracle-Gro pays out 59.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Scotts Miracle-Gro has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Scotts Miracle-Gro beats Cavitation Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Scotts Miracle-Gro
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company manufactures, markets, and sells consumer lawn and garden products. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. It offers lawn care products, including lawn fertilizers, grass seed products, spreaders, other durable products, and outdoor cleaners, as well as lawn-related weed, pest, and disease control products. The company also provides gardening and landscape products, such as water soluble and continuous-release plant foods, potting mixes and garden soils, mulch and decorative groundcover products, plant-related pest and disease control products, organic garden products, and live goods and seeding solutions. In addition, it offers hydroponic products that help users grow plants, flowers, and vegetables in an indoor or urban environment; and insect control products, rodent control products, and weed control products for home areas. The company offers its products under the Scotts, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, LiquaFeed, Water Smart, PatchMaster, GrubEx, EdgeGuard, Snap, Handy Green II, Scotts OxiCleanTM3, Miracle-Gro, Osmocote, Hyponex, Earthgro, SuperSoil, Ortho, Nature Scape, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Nature's Care, Whitney Farms, EcoScraps, Gro-ables, General Hydroponics, Gavita, AeroGarden, Botanicare, Vermicrop, Agrolux, Can-Filters, Fafard, Ortho, Tomcat, Roundup, and Groundclear brand names. It serves home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, food and drug stores, and indoor gardening and hydroponic distributors and retailers through a direct sales force, and network of brokers and distributors. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio.
About Cavitation Technologies
Cavitation Technologies, Inc. develops, patents, and commercializes proprietary technology for use in liquid processing applications in the United States. It offers Nano Neutralization system for refining vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed, and canola oil. The company also designs technology based systems that are designed to serve various markets, such as vegetable oil refining, renewable fuels, water treatment, wines and spirits enhancement, algae oil extraction, water-oil emulsions, and crude oil yield enhancement. Cavitation Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.
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