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Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group (KWBT) Financial Review


Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group (OTCMKTS:KWBT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Scotts Miracle-Gro and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scotts Miracle-Gro 2.39% 44.65% 6.46%
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 7.33% 23.66% 10.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Scotts Miracle-Gro and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scotts Miracle-Gro 1 1 2 0 2.25
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Scotts Miracle-Gro currently has a consensus price target of $77.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.50%. Given Scotts Miracle-Gro’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Scotts Miracle-Gro is more favorable than Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Scotts Miracle-Gro and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scotts Miracle-Gro $2.66 billion 1.26 $63.70 million $3.71 16.41
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group $17.27 million 0.49 $5.30 million N/A N/A

Scotts Miracle-Gro has higher revenue and earnings than Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.9% of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares are held by institutional investors. 30.4% of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Scotts Miracle-Gro has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group has a beta of 5.1, meaning that its share price is 410% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Scotts Miracle-Gro pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group does not pay a dividend. Scotts Miracle-Gro pays out 59.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Scotts Miracle-Gro has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Scotts Miracle-Gro beats Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Scotts Miracle-Gro

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company manufactures, markets, and sells consumer lawn and garden products. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. It offers lawn care products, including lawn fertilizers, grass seed products, spreaders, other durable products, and outdoor cleaners, as well as lawn-related weed, pest, and disease control products. The company also provides gardening and landscape products, such as water soluble and continuous-release plant foods, potting mixes and garden soils, mulch and decorative groundcover products, plant-related pest and disease control products, organic garden products, and live goods and seeding solutions. In addition, it offers hydroponic products that help users grow plants, flowers, and vegetables in an indoor or urban environment; and insect control products, rodent control products, and weed control products for home areas. The company offers its products under the Scotts, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, LiquaFeed, Water Smart, PatchMaster, GrubEx, EdgeGuard, Snap, Handy Green II, Scotts OxiCleanTM3, Miracle-Gro, Osmocote, Hyponex, Earthgro, SuperSoil, Ortho, Nature Scape, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Nature’s Care, Whitney Farms, EcoScraps, Gro-ables, General Hydroponics, Gavita, AeroGarden, Botanicare, Vermicrop, Agrolux, Can-Filters, Fafard, Ortho, Tomcat, Roundup, and Groundclear brand names. It serves home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, food and drug stores, and indoor gardening and hydroponic distributors and retailers through a direct sales force, and network of brokers and distributors. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio.

About Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and markets bio-technological products for the agricultural market primarily in the People’s Republic of China. It offers bacillus species and/or photosynthetic bacteria based biological organic and compound microbial fertilizers. The company has a strategic relationship with ETS (Tianjin) Biological Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. to produce bio-fertilizers in the People’s Republic of China and internationally; and strategic cooperation agreements with the Beijing Zhongpin Agricultural Science and Technology Development Center, as well as China Academy of Agricultural Science’s Institute of Agricultural Resources & Regional Planning, and Institute of Agricultural Economy & Development. Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Yangling, China.

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