Two Rivers Water and Farming (OTCMKTS:TURV) and Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
This table compares Two Rivers Water and Farming and Limoneira’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Two Rivers Water and Farming||N/A||-36.73%||-11.56%|
This table compares Two Rivers Water and Farming and Limoneira’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Two Rivers Water and Farming||$690,000.00||8.19||-$12.06 million||N/A||N/A|
|Limoneira||$121.31 million||3.52||$6.59 million||$0.42||57.48|
Limoneira has higher revenue and earnings than Two Rivers Water and Farming.
Limoneira pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Two Rivers Water and Farming does not pay a dividend. Limoneira pays out 59.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Limoneira has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
49.4% of Limoneira shares are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of Two Rivers Water and Farming shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Limoneira shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Two Rivers Water and Farming has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its stock price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Limoneira has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Two Rivers Water and Farming and Limoneira, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Two Rivers Water and Farming||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Limoneira has a consensus target price of $30.20, indicating a potential upside of 25.10%. Given Limoneira’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Limoneira is more favorable than Two Rivers Water and Farming.
Limoneira beats Two Rivers Water and Farming on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Two Rivers Water and Farming
Two Rivers Water & Farming Company owns a portfolio of water rights in the Arkansas River Basin in southeastern Colorado. It operates through Greenhouse and Water segments. As of December 31, 2017, the company managed a total of 6,682 acres of land. It also develops and leases greenhouses to cannabis growers. The company was formerly known as Two Rivers Water Company and changed its name to Two Rivers Water & Farming Company in December 2012. Two Rivers Water & Farming Company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.
Limoneira Company operates as an agribusiness and real estate development company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through six segments: Fresh Lemons, Lemon Packing, Avocados, Other Agribusiness, Rental Operations, and Real Estate Development. The Fresh Lemons segment markets and sells lemons directly to food service, wholesale, and retail customers. It has approximately 4,800 acres of lemons. The Lemon Packing segment engages in lemon packing, and shipping and handling activities. This segment also processes, packs, and sells lemons grown by others. The Avocados segment grows avocados. This segment has approximately 900 acres of avocados. The Other Agribusiness segment grows oranges and specialty citrus; and other crops, including Moro blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, Minneola tangelos, Star Ruby grapefruit, pummelos, pistachios, and wine grapes. This segment has approximately 1,500 acres of oranges; and approximately 1,000 acres of specialty citrus and other crops. The Rental Operations segment owns and maintains approximately 245 residential housing units; and commercial properties, such as office buildings and a multi-use facility, as well as leases approximately 500 acres of its land to third-party agricultural tenants. It is also involved in organic recycling operations. The Real Estate Development segment develops parcels, multi-family housing, and single-family homes. The company has its agricultural plantings in Ventura, Tulare, San Bernardino, and San Luis Obispo counties in California; Yuma county in Arizona; and La Serena, Chile. Limoneira Company markets and sells its lemons directly to food service, wholesale, and retail customers; avocados to a packing and marketing company; oranges, specialty citrus, and other crops through Sunkist and other packinghouses; and wine grapes to wine producers. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.
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