Head to Head Review: Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group (KWBT) versus Mosaic (MOS)

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mosaic -0.80% 6.17% 3.20%
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 7.33% 23.66% 10.83%

Volatility & Risk

Mosaic has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group has a beta of 5.22, meaning that its share price is 422% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mosaic 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
Mosaic $7.41 billion 1.65 -$107.20 million $1.09 29.03
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group $17.27 million 0.87 $5.30 million N/A N/A

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mosaic.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Mosaic and Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mosaic 1 8 7 0 2.38
Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mosaic currently has a consensus price target of $35.92, suggesting a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Mosaic’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Mosaic is more favorable than Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.3% of Mosaic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Mosaic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Mosaic pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group does not pay a dividend. Mosaic pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group beats Mosaic on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mosaic

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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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