Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW) and Cannabis Sativa (OTCMKTS:CBDS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares Weight Watchers International and Cannabis Sativa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Weight Watchers International||11.84%||-20.48%||12.29%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Weight Watchers International and Cannabis Sativa, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Weight Watchers International||1||2||1||0||2.00|
Weight Watchers International currently has a consensus target price of $24.25, indicating a potential upside of 13.26%. Given Weight Watchers International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Weight Watchers International is more favorable than Cannabis Sativa.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Weight Watchers International and Cannabis Sativa’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Weight Watchers International||$1.51 billion||0.95||$223.75 million||$3.19||6.71|
Weight Watchers International has higher revenue and earnings than Cannabis Sativa.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
85.0% of Weight Watchers International shares are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Weight Watchers International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Weight Watchers International beats Cannabis Sativa on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Weight Watchers International Company Profile
Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Other. It provides a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches. The company offers various digital subscription products to wellness and weight management business, which provide interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management program via its Web-based and mobile app products, including personal coaching products; and allows members to support each other by sharing their experiences with other people on weight management and wellness journeys. Further, it provides various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, kitchen tools, and other products. Additionally, the company licenses its trademarks and other intellectual property in food, beverages, and other consumer products and services. It offers products through its e-commerce platform, magazine subscriptions, publishing, and third-party advertising in publications; and through Websites and sales from the By Mail product. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Cannabis Sativa Company Profile
Cannabis Sativa, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells herbal based skin care products in the United States and internationally. The company offers Recover, a deep penetrating healing balm used to relieve pain for sore muscles, joints, arthritic, and back pain; Trauma Cream, a cream for blended infusion of cannabinoids and THC; Face Garden, an antioxidant moisturizing cream for the face; Body Garden, a moisturizing body lotion; and Lip Garden, an emollient balm. It also offers Wild Earth Naturals and hi branded men's and women's fashion tee shirts and sweatshirts, as well as caps and coffee mugs through Website, wildearthnaturals.com. In addition, the company operates iBudtender, an online portal that offers information and patient reviews on marijuana dispensaries, cannabis businesses, marijuana strains, edibles, concentrates, and products; and PrestoCorp, an online telemedicine platform providing access to knowledgeable physicians for a safe and confidential way to get a medical marijuana recommendation using secure video conferencing technology. Cannabis Sativa, Inc. is based in Mesquite, Nevada.
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