Head to Head Analysis: Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) versus Grown Rogue International (OTCMKTS:GRUSF)

Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNRGet Free Report) and Grown Rogue International (OTCMKTS:GRUSFGet Free Report) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Limoneira and Grown Rogue International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Limoneira -5.40% -1.16% -0.72%
Grown Rogue International -1.70% -3.71% -1.67%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Limoneira and Grown Rogue International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Limoneira 0 0 1 0 3.00
Grown Rogue International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Limoneira currently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.81%. Given Limoneira’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Limoneira is more favorable than Grown Rogue International.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.3% of Limoneira shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of Grown Rogue International shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of Limoneira shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of Grown Rogue International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Limoneira has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grown Rogue International has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Limoneira and Grown Rogue International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Limoneira $181.73 million 1.97 $9.40 million ($0.58) -34.24
Grown Rogue International $23.35 million 7.13 -$130,000.00 $0.01 80.08

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

Summary

Limoneira beats Grown Rogue International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Limoneira

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Limoneira Company operates as an agribusiness and real estate development company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three divisions: Agribusiness, Rental Operations, and Real Estate Development. It grows, processes, packs, markets, and sells lemons. The company also grows avocado, oranges, and specialty citrus and other crops, including Moro blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, Valencia oranges, Minneola tangelos, Star Ruby grapefruit, pummelos, and wine grapes. It has approximately 3,500 acres of lemons planted primarily in Ventura, Tulare, San Luis Obispo, and San Bernardino Counties in California; and Jujuy, Argentina, as well in Yuma County, Arizona, and La Serena, Chile; 1,200 acres of avocados planted in Ventura County; 100 acres of oranges planted in Tulare County, California; and 400 acres of specialty citrus and other crops. In addition, the company rents residential housing units and commercial office buildings, as well as leases approximately 400 acres of its land to third-party agricultural tenants. Further, it is involved in the organic recycling operations; and development of land parcels, multi-family housing, and single-family homes. The company markets and sells its lemons directly to food service, wholesale, and retail customers; avocados, oranges, specialty citrus, and other crops to third-party packinghouses; and wine grapes to wine producers. Limoneira Company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.

About Grown Rogue International

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Grown Rogue International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells cannabis products in the United States. It offers a range of cultivars for consumers, such as indicas, sativas, and hybrids; strain-specific prepackaged flowers; and pre-roll pack products, as well as provides consulting services. The company sells its products through direct-to-retail delivery and third-party delivery, wholesalers, and processors. Grown Rogue International Inc. is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

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