Critical Comparison: Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EAST) and Real Brands (OTCMKTS:RLBD)

Eastside Distilling (NASDAQ:EASTGet Rating) and Real Brands (OTCMKTS:RLBDGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Eastside Distilling and Real Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eastside Distilling 0 0 1 0 3.00
Real Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.6% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Eastside Distilling shares are held by 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.

Risk and Volatility

Eastside Distilling has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Real Brands has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Eastside Distilling and Real Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eastside Distilling -59.77% -75.36% -27.05%
Real Brands -15,321.68% -3,106.76% -112.31%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eastside Distilling and Real Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eastside Distilling $12.89 million 0.34 -$2.20 million ($0.60) -0.47
Real Brands $10,000.00 2,680.64 -$2.80 million N/A N/A

Eastside Distilling has higher revenue and earnings than Real Brands.


Eastside Distilling beats Real Brands on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Eastside Distilling

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Eastside Distilling, Inc. manufactures, acquires, blends, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages. It operates through two segments, Spirits and Craft Canning and Bottling. The company provides whiskey under the Burnside Whiskey brand; vodka under the Portland Potato Vodka brand; rum under the Hue-Hue Coffee Rum brand; and tequila under the Azuñia Tequila brand. It also offers gin and ready-to-drink products; and canning and bottling services to the craft beer and cider industries. The company sells its products on a wholesale basis to distributors in the United States. Eastside Distilling, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

About Real Brands

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Real Brands, Inc. engages in the extraction of hemp cannabinol (CBD) oil/isolate, wholesale of CBD oils and isolate, and production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products. It offers topical creams and gels, cosmetics, tinctures, oils, capsules, vape cartridges, oral sprays, lotions, and other products. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in North Providence, Rhode Island.

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