Ascend Wellness (OTC:AAWH – Get Rating) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Medicinals & botanicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ascend Wellness to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ascend Wellness and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ascend Wellness Competitors||172||504||642||38||2.40|
Ascend Wellness currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 378.72%. As a group, “Medicinals & botanicals” companies have a potential upside of 159.41%. Given Ascend Wellness’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ascend Wellness is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ascend Wellness||$332.38 million||-$122.66 million||-4.18|
|Ascend Wellness Competitors||$259.30 million||-$62.88 million||-8.43|
Ascend Wellness has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Ascend Wellness is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Ascend Wellness and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ascend Wellness Competitors||430.43%||-219.40%||104.39%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Ascend Wellness shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.9% of Ascend Wellness shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.8% of shares of all “Medicinals & botanicals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Ascend Wellness Company Profile
Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. engages in the cultivation, manufacture, and distribution of cannabis consumer packaged goods. Its cannabis product categories include flowers, pre-rolls, concentrates, vapes, edibles, and other cannabis-related products. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 20 retail locations. It also sells its products to third-party licensed cannabis retail stores. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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