China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) and Covetrus (NASDAQ:CVET) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Covetrus’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||$107.55 million||0.33||-$930,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Covetrus||$3.78 billion||0.43||$100.86 million||N/A||N/A|
Covetrus has higher revenue and earnings than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
18.0% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Covetrus shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Covetrus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||-2.37%||-15.04%||-3.67%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Covetrus, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Jo-Jo Drugstores||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Covetrus has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.05%. Given Covetrus’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Covetrus is more favorable than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.
Covetrus beats China Jo-Jo Drugstores on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
China Jo-Jo Drugstores Company Profile
China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Retail Drugstores, Online Pharmacy, Drug Wholesale, and Herb Farming. Its stores provide various pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), personal and family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products, such as consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also operates licensed doctors of Western medicine and TCM onsite for consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. In addition, it operates dada360.com, an online drugstore that retails OTC drugs and nutritional supplements. Further, the company distributes third-party pharmaceutical products primarily to trading companies, as well as cultivates and wholesales herbs used for TCM. As of March 31, 2018, it had 122 retail pharmacies under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name, as well as operates 9 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name in Zhejiang Province. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
Covetrus Company Profile
Covetrus, Inc. engages in developing technologies and services for animal health industry. It also provides products, software, and services to help drive improved patient health, strong client relationships, and successful financial outcomes for veterinary professionals. The company was founded on April 13, 2018 and is headquartered in Melville, NY.
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