Critical Contrast: Hempacco (NASDAQ:HPCO) vs. Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

Hempacco (NASDAQ:HPCOGet Rating) and Altria Group (NYSE:MOGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hempacco and Altria Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hempacco N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Altria Group $26.01 billion 3.00 $2.48 billion $0.97 44.61

Altria Group has higher revenue and earnings than Hempacco.


This table compares Hempacco and Altria Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hempacco N/A N/A N/A
Altria Group 6.88% -488.86% 22.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Hempacco and Altria Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hempacco 0 0 0 0 N/A
Altria Group 1 6 2 0 2.11

Altria Group has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.62%. Given Altria Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Altria Group is more favorable than Hempacco.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.8% of Altria Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Altria Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Altria Group beats Hempacco on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hempacco

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Hempacco Co., Inc. manufactures and sells smokable hemp and herb products in California. It offers The Real Stuff hemp smokables. The company was formerly known as The Hempacco Co., Inc. and changed its name to Hempacco Co., Inc. in May 2021. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. Hempacco Co., Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Green Globe International, Inc.

About Altria Group

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Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells smokeable and oral tobacco products in the United States. The company provides cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars and pipe tobacco principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands, as well as provides on! oral nicotine pouches. It sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; and large retail organizations, such as chain stores. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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