Head to Head Review: Moolec Science (NASDAQ:MLEC) and UBE (OTCMKTS:UBEOY)

Moolec Science (NASDAQ:MLECGet Free Report) and UBE (OTCMKTS:UBEOYGet Free Report) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Moolec Science and UBE’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moolec Science $900,000.00 49.88 -$51.79 million N/A N/A
UBE $5.84 billion 0.28 $218.05 million $1.10 7.11

UBE has higher revenue and earnings than Moolec Science.

Profitability

This table compares Moolec Science and UBE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moolec Science N/A -69.56% -29.51%
UBE 3.73% 7.60% 3.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Moolec Science and UBE, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moolec Science 0 0 3 0 3.00
UBE 0 0 0 0 N/A

Moolec Science currently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 360.14%. Given Moolec Science’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Moolec Science is more favorable than UBE.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Moolec Science shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Moolec Science shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Moolec Science has a beta of -0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 149% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UBE has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

UBE beats Moolec Science on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Moolec Science

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Moolec Science SA, a science-based food ingredient company, focuses on developing real animal proteins in plants using molecular farming. It offers Chymosin SPC, a dairy ingredient; GLA SONOVA, a nutritional oil; POORK+, a plant-based, animal meat free ingredient with porcine proteins in soybeans; and BEEF+, a meat replacement product. It operates in the United States, Europe, and South America. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Luxembourg.

About UBE

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Ube Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the chemicals, construction materials, and machinery businesses in Japan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Chemicals, Construction Materials, Machinery, and Others. It offers synthetic rubber, engineering plastics, caprolactam, industrial chemicals, liquefied gas, polyethylene, ammonium sulfate, polyimide, battery materials, separation membranes, fine chemicals, ceramics, high purity chemicals, semiconductor gas products, products for polyurethane resins, aerospace materials, inorganic fiber, and high temperature paints. The company also provides contract manufacturing services for APIs and intermediates; aromatic SF5 compounds; FLUOLEAD, a novel nucleophilic fluorinating agent; and drug discovery and pipeline services. In addition, it offers cement products, ready mixed concrete, soil stabilizing cement, building materials, limestone, calcia and magnesia, specialty inorganic materials, and resource recycling, as well as imports and sells coal. Further, the company is involved in the supply of electric power. Additionally, it provides die-casting and injection molding machines, and extrusion presses; and UBE vertical mills, kilins, furnaces, dryers, water screening equipment, storage and transportation systems, bridges and steel structures, and steel billets and casting. The company also manufactures and sells nylon, plastic films, polypropylene molded products, fibers, fiber-reinforced plastics, electronic and information materials, magnesia clinker, quicklime, slaked lime, and cast iron; and offers coastal shipping, port transportation, containers, collection and transport of industrial waste, trading, and engineering services. In addition, it engages in the purchase, sale, and leasing of real estate properties. Ube Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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