Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF – Get Rating) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Agricultural production – crops” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Village Farms International to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
17.1% of Village Farms International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.8% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of Village Farms International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all “Agricultural production – crops” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Village Farms International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Village Farms International||$268.02 million||-$9.08 million||-5.82|
|Village Farms International Competitors||$1.62 billion||$90.75 million||4.39|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Village Farms International and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Village Farms International||0||2||4||0||2.67|
|Village Farms International Competitors||34||127||416||23||2.71|
Village Farms International presently has a consensus target price of $9.06, suggesting a potential upside of 253.91%. As a group, “Agricultural production – crops” companies have a potential upside of 80.36%. Given Village Farms International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Village Farms International is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Village Farms International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Village Farms International||-13.49%||-2.68%||-1.90%|
|Village Farms International Competitors||-180.78%||-13.66%||-9.38%|
Risk and Volatility
Village Farms International has a beta of 2.9, indicating that its stock price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Village Farms International’s peers have a beta of -29.95, indicating that their average stock price is 3,095% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Village Farms International peers beat Village Farms International on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Village Farms International Company Profile
Village Farms International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers in North America. It operates through four segments: Produce, Cannabis-Canada, Cannabis-U.S., and Energy. The company also owns and operates a power plant that generates and sells electricity, and provides thermal heat to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority; produces and supplies cannabis products to other licensed providers and provincial governments in Canada and internationally; and develops and sells cannabinoid-based health and wellness products, including ingestible, edibles, and topical applications. It markets and distributes its products under the Village Farms brand name to retail supermarkets and fresh food distribution companies, as well as products produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers. The company was formerly known as Village Farms Canada Inc. and changed its name to Village Farms International, Inc. in December 2009. Village Farms International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Delta, Canada.
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