Reviewing True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) and Grove (NASDAQ:GRVI)

Grove (NASDAQ:GRVIGet Rating) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUUGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Grove and True Drinks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grove 8.10% 12.48% 10.39%
True Drinks -255.80% N/A -165.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.8% of Grove shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.9% of Grove shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.2% of True Drinks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grove and True Drinks’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grove $24.09 million 2.90 $2.98 million N/A N/A
True Drinks $1.95 million 281.79 -$3.88 million N/A N/A

Grove has higher revenue and earnings than True Drinks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Grove and True Drinks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grove 0 0 0 0 N/A
True Drinks 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Grove beats True Drinks on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grove (Get Rating)

Grove, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in developing, producing, marketing, and selling raw materials, white label products, and end consumer products containing the industrial hemp plant extract, cannabidiol. The company serves consumer markets, including the botanical, beauty care, pet care, and functional food sectors. It also operates annual tradeshow related to the CBD industry in the United States. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Henderson, Nevada.

About True Drinks (Get Rating)

True Drinks Holdings, Inc. markets and distributes nutritional supplement drinks. The company sells Bazi All Natural Energy, a liquid nutritional supplement drink through drinkbazi.com. It also formulates products containing CBD; and produces and distributes vapor products in approximately 90 countries. The company was formerly known as True Drinks, Inc. and changed its name to True Drinks Holdings, Inc. in October 2012. True Drinks Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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