Reviewing Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) & Dyadic International (NASDAQ:DYAI)

Dyadic International (OTCMKTS:DYAI) and Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dyadic International and Green Plains’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dyadic International $760,000.00 208.12 -$2.14 million ($0.17) -34.76
Green Plains $3.86 billion 0.11 $15.92 million ($2.17) -4.89

Green Plains has higher revenue and earnings than Dyadic International. Dyadic International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Green Plains, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Dyadic International has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Plains has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dyadic International and Green Plains, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dyadic International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Green Plains 0 0 2 0 3.00

Dyadic International currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.28%. Green Plains has a consensus price target of $17.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.94%. Given Green Plains’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Green Plains is more favorable than Dyadic International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Dyadic International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of Green Plains shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Green Plains shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Green Plains pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Dyadic International does not pay a dividend. Green Plains pays out -22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Dyadic International and Green Plains’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dyadic International N/A N/A N/A
Green Plains -0.08% -10.48% -4.50%

Summary

Green Plains beats Dyadic International on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dyadic International Company Profile

Dyadic International, Inc., a biotechnology platform company, engages in the development, production, and sale of enzymes and other proteins in the United States and the Netherlands. It utilizes its patented and proprietary C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development, and commercial production of human and animal vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, bi-specific antibodies, fab antibody fragments, FC-fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic enzymes and proteins. Dyadic International, Inc. has a research collaboration with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. to express two therapeutic compounds using C1 production platform; and the Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH to express the potential of its C1 technology to produce various types of therapeutic compounds for manufacturing protein-based vaccine and biologic drugs; and research collaboration with global biotech company to explore the potential of its C1 technology to produce an active moiety. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.

Green Plains Company Profile

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Ethanol Production; Agribusiness and Energy Services; Food and Ingredients; and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil. The Agribusiness and Energy Services segment engages in the grain procurement, handling, and storage activities; and commodity marketing business, which purchases, markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil, as well as crude oil, grain, natural gas, and other commodities in various markets. This segment also provides grain drying and storage services to grain producers. The Food and Ingredients segment purchases and sells feeder cattle to beef processors; and produces and sells white distilled vinegar and various specialty vinegars, such as balsamic, red wine, white wine, cider, and other varietals primarily to the food industry participants, including branded food companies, private label food manufacturers, and companies serving the foodservice channel. This segment also produces, trades in, and sells corn and soybean oil. The Partnership segment offers fuel storage and transportation services. As of December 31, 2018, this segment operated through 32 ethanol storage facilities; 7 fuel terminal facilities; and a fleet of approximately 2,840 leased railcars. The company was formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. and changed its name to Green Plains Inc. in May 2014. Green Plains Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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