BrightView (NYSE:BV) and Dionics (OTCMKTS:DION) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.3% of BrightView shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of BrightView shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.1% of Dionics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
BrightView has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dionics has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BrightView and Dionics, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BrightView presently has a consensus price target of $17.67, indicating a potential upside of 13.32%. Given BrightView’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe BrightView is more favorable than Dionics.
This table compares BrightView and Dionics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BrightView and Dionics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BrightView||$2.35 billion||0.70||-$41.60 million||$0.74||21.07|
Dionics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BrightView.
BrightView beats Dionics on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
BrightView Company Profile
BrightView Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial landscaping services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Maintenance Services and Development Services. The Maintenance Services segment delivers a suite of recurring commercial landscaping services, including mowing, gardening, mulching and snow removal, water management, irrigation maintenance, tree care, golf course maintenance, and specialty turf maintenance. Its customers' properties include corporate and commercial properties, homeowners associations, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses. This segment's customer base includes approximately 13,000 office parks and corporate campuses, 8,000 residential communities, and 450 educational institutions. The Development Services segment offers landscape architecture and development services for new facilities and redesign projects. Its services include project design and management services, landscape architecture and installation, irrigation installation, tree moving and installation, pool and water features, sports field, and other services. BrightView Holdings, Inc. also operates as official field consultant to various league baseball. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Dionics Company Profile
Dionics, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides landscape services and nursery stock sales to residential, industrial, and commercial customers in Jiangxi and surrounding provinces in China. Its landscaping services include landscape design and engineering, construction, and landscape conservation, as well as planning and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and flowers. The company offers its services principally to real estate developers and urban planning departments. It also engages in harvesting, processing, and selling primeval trees; breeding, cultivating, and selling valuable and rare seedlings; and the cultivation and sale of high-grade ancient bonsai tree stump and wood carvings, as well as high-grade flowers. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Shangrao, China.
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