CTD (OTCMKTS:CTDH) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $2.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. CTD does not pay a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CTD and International Flavors & Fragrances’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CTD||$1.24 million||56.35||-$3.83 million||N/A||N/A|
|International Flavors & Fragrances||$3.40 billion||4.45||$295.66 million||$5.89||24.07|
International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than CTD.
Risk and Volatility
CTD has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for CTD and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|International Flavors & Fragrances||3||3||3||0||2.00|
International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $144.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.57%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than CTD.
This table compares CTD and International Flavors & Fragrances’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|International Flavors & Fragrances||7.86%||21.76%||8.55%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
77.3% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 46.0% of CTD shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
International Flavors & Fragrances beats CTD on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
CTD Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of diseases. The company’s lead drug candidate is Trappsol Cyclo, an orphan drug for the treatment of Neimann-Pick Type C disease. The company also sells cyclodextrins and related products to the pharmaceutical, nutritional, and other industries, primarily for use in diagnostics and specialty drugs. CTD Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Gainesville, Florida.
About International Flavors & Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products. It operates through two segments, Flavors and Fragrances. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds primarily to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food, and sweet products. The Fragrances segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances for personal care, household products, and beauty care; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers’ cosmetic and personal care product lines. This segment serves perfume and toiletries manufacturers in the cosmetics industry; and manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners, and air fresheners in the household products industry. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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