Contrasting Origin Agritech (NASDAQ:SEED) & TerrAscend (OTCMKTS:TRSSF)

Origin Agritech (NASDAQ:SEEDGet Rating) and TerrAscend (OTCMKTS:TRSSFGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.


This table compares Origin Agritech and TerrAscend’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Origin Agritech N/A N/A N/A
TerrAscend -143.67% -8.24% -3.88%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.9% of Origin Agritech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of TerrAscend shares are owned by institutional investors. 44.3% of TerrAscend shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Origin Agritech and TerrAscend’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Origin Agritech $7.16 million 8.16 -$14.11 million N/A N/A
TerrAscend $210.42 million 2.13 $3.11 million ($1.34) -1.33

TerrAscend has higher revenue and earnings than Origin Agritech.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Origin Agritech and TerrAscend, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Origin Agritech 0 0 0 0 N/A
TerrAscend 0 3 5 0 2.63

TerrAscend has a consensus price target of $3.57, indicating a potential upside of 100.37%. Given TerrAscend’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TerrAscend is more favorable than Origin Agritech.

About Origin Agritech

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Origin Agritech Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an agricultural biotechnology and an e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities. It develops, produces, and distributes hybrid crop seeds, as well as develops hybrid seed technology. The company also operates an e-commerce platform, which provides range of products, including agricultural seed products that comprise corn, rice, and vegetable seeds; other agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers and agricultural chemicals; foods; household products; and other consumer products to farmers through online and mobile ordering. It has a collaboration agreement with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the National Maize Improvement Center, China Agricultural University, and Zhejiang University. Origin Agritech Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About TerrAscend

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TerrAscend Corp. cultivates, processes, and sells medical and adult use cannabis in Canada and the United States. It produces and distributes hemp-derived wellness products to retail locations; and manufactures cannabis infused artisan edibles. The company also operates three retail dispensaries under the Apothecarium brand name in California and Pennsylvania. In addition, it owns various synergistic under Gage Cannabis, Ilera Healthcare, Kind Tree, Prism, State Flower, Valhalla Confections, and Arise Bioscience Inc. brands. As of July 26, 2022, the company operated 27 dispensaries, including 3 Cookies dispensaries in Michigan and 1 in Toronto. TerrAscend Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

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