Comparing Sodastream International (SODA) and Long Blockchain (LBCC)

Sodastream International (NASDAQ: SODA) and Long Blockchain (NASDAQ:LBCC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Sodastream International and Long Blockchain, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sodastream International 0 1 1 0 2.50
Long Blockchain 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sodastream International presently has a consensus price target of $76.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.19%. Given Sodastream International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sodastream International is more favorable than Long Blockchain.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.6% of Sodastream International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Long Blockchain shares are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of Long Blockchain shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sodastream International and Long Blockchain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sodastream International 12.47% 15.17% 12.41%
Long Blockchain -270.51% -484.90% -228.36%

Risk and Volatility

Sodastream International has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Long Blockchain has a beta of -52.2, indicating that its stock price is 5,320% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sodastream International and Long Blockchain’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sodastream International $476.07 million 3.42 $44.46 million $2.88 25.82
Long Blockchain $4.56 million 6.23 -$10.44 million ($1.64) -1.73

Sodastream International has higher revenue and earnings than Long Blockchain. Long Blockchain is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sodastream International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Sodastream International beats Long Blockchain on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sodastream International

SodaStream International Ltd. is a sparkling water company. The Company manufactures, distributes and sells home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water. The Company’s segments include The Americas, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). The Americas segment consists of the United States, Canada and other markets in North America, Central America and South America, which are influenced by the consumption culture of the United States. The Western Europe segment consists of its markets in Western and Northern Europe, which are characterized by high price levels. Its Asia-Pacific segment consists of its markets in Australia and New Zealand, together with other markets in East Asia, including Japan and South Korea. The CEMEA segment consists of its markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and South Africa.

About Long Blockchain

Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp., is a holding company operating through its subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC (LIBB). The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of Non-Alcoholic Ready-to-Drink (NARTD) iced tea in the beverage industry. It is organized around its brand, Long Island Iced Tea. Long Island Iced Tea is sold primarily on the East Coast of the United States through a network of national and regional retail chains and distributors. The Company produces brewed tea, using black tea leaves, purified water and natural cane sugar or sucralose. The Company’s Long Island Iced Tea’s flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, guava, mango, diet lemon, diet peach and sweet tea. It also offers lower calorie iced tea in over 12 ounce bottles. The lower calorie flavor options include mango, raspberry and peach. The Company’s products include All-Natural Tea, Diet Tea, Fruit-Flavored Tea, Organic Tea and Herbal Tea.

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