Head-To-Head Comparison: Local Bounti (NYSE:LOCL) and Origin Agritech (NASDAQ:SEED)

Local Bounti (NYSE:LOCLGet Rating) and Origin Agritech (NASDAQ:SEEDGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Local Bounti and Origin Agritech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Local Bounti $640,000.00 786.30 -$56.09 million N/A N/A
Origin Agritech $7.16 million 5.70 -$14.11 million N/A N/A

Origin Agritech has higher revenue and earnings than Local Bounti.


This table compares Local Bounti and Origin Agritech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Local Bounti N/A -68.25% -35.70%
Origin Agritech N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Local Bounti and Origin Agritech, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Local Bounti 0 1 3 0 2.75
Origin Agritech 0 0 0 0 N/A

Local Bounti currently has a consensus target price of $9.13, suggesting a potential upside of 56.79%. Given Local Bounti’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Local Bounti is more favorable than Origin Agritech.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.7% of Local Bounti shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of Origin Agritech shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Local Bounti Company Profile (Get Rating)

Local Bounti Corporation grows fresh greens and herbs in the United States. It produces lettuce, herbs, and loose-leaf lettuce. The company sells its products to food retailers and food service distributors. Local Bounti Corporation was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Montana.

Origin Agritech Company Profile (Get Rating)

Origin Agritech Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an agricultural biotechnology and an e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in crop seed breeding and genetic improvement activities. It develops, produces, and distributes hybrid crop seeds, as well as develops hybrid seed technology. The company also operates an e-commerce platform, which provides range of products, including agricultural seed products that comprise corn, rice, and vegetable seeds; other agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers and agricultural chemicals; foods; household products; and other consumer products to farmers through online and mobile ordering. It has a collaboration agreement with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the National Maize Improvement Center, China Agricultural University, and Zhejiang University. Origin Agritech Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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