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

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Origin Agritech and TerrAscend, as provided by

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

Volatility and Risk

Origin Agritech has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TerrAscend has a beta of 2.59, suggesting that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.0% of Origin Agritech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of TerrAscend shares are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of Origin Agritech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.9% of TerrAscend shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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 -131.52% -2.35% -0.98%

Valuation & 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 $7.41 million 3.32 -$880,000.00 N/A N/A
TerrAscend $247.83 million 2.55 -$329.91 million N/A N/A

Origin Agritech has higher earnings, but lower revenue than TerrAscend.


Origin Agritech beats TerrAscend on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Origin Agritech

(Get Free Report)

Origin Agritech Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an agricultural biotechnology in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities. Its products include corn, soyabean, canola, and rice seeds. The company is also involved in the development, production, and distribution of hybrid crop seeds, as well as develops hybrid seed technology. In addition, it operates an e-commerce platform, which provides agricultural seed products. The company has a collaboration agreement with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the National Maize Improvement Center, Henan Agriculture University, China Agricultural University, and Zhejiang University. Origin Agritech Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About TerrAscend

(Get Free Report)

TerrAscend Corp. cultivates, processes, and sells medical and adult use cannabis in Canada and the United States. The company produces and distributes hemp-derived wellness products to retail locations; and manufactures cannabis-infused artisan edibles. It also operates retail dispensaries under the Apothecarium brand name in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. In addition, the company owns various synergistic businesses under Gage Growth, Pinnacle, TerrAscend NJ, Ilera Healthcare, HMS Health and HMS Processing, Valhalla Confections, State Flower, Arise Bioscience Inc., and TerrAscend Canada brands. It serves medical and legal adult-use markets. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

Receive News & Ratings for Origin Agritech Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Origin Agritech and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.