Reviewing Akorn (AKRX) & Celsius Holdings (CELH)
Celsius Holdings (NASDAQ: CELH) and Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Celsius Holdings and Akorn, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares Celsius Holdings and Akorn’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.5% of Celsius Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of Akorn shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.0% of Celsius Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.2% of Akorn shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Celsius Holdings and Akorn’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Celsius Holdings||$22.76 million||10.64||-$3.06 million||($0.09)||-58.89|
|Akorn||$1.12 billion||3.62||$184.24 million||$0.59||54.86|
Akorn has higher revenue and earnings than Celsius Holdings. Celsius Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Akorn, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Celsius Holdings has a beta of -0.7, indicating that its stock price is 170% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akorn has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Akorn beats Celsius Holdings on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Celsius Holdings Company Profile
Celsius Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of functional calorie-burning fitness beverages under the Celsius brand name. The Company’s product range includes Sparkling Grape Rush, Sparkling Watermelon, Sparkling Orange, Sparkling Wild Berry, Sparkling Cola, Raspberry Acai Green Tea, Peach Mango Green Tea, Flo Fusion Orange and Flo Fusion Berry. The Company’s products are sweetened with sucralose, which is suitable for consumers whose sugar intake is restricted. The Company’s Celsius brand uses ingredients and supplements, such as green tea (EGCG), ginger, calcium, chromium, B vitamins and vitamin C. The Company outsources the manufacturing process to third-party co-packers. It provides co-packers with flavors, ingredient blends, cans and other raw materials for its beverages purchased by it from various suppliers. It sells Celsius brand across retail segments, which include supermarkets and convenience stores.
Akorn Company Profile
Akorn Inc. (Akorn), together with its subsidiaries, is a specialty generic pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals. The Company operates through two segments: Prescription Pharmaceuticals and the Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment consists of generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals in a range of dosage forms, including sterile ophthalmics, injectables and inhalants and non-sterile oral liquids, topicals and nasal sprays and otics. The Consumer Health segment consists of branded and private-label OTC products and animal health products dispensed by veterinary professionals. Its branded and private-label OTC products are focused on ophthalmics, including a dry eye treatment TheraTears Therapy for Your Eyes.
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