Financial Survey: AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS) and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH (NASDAQ:TBRG)

AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS) and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH (NASDAQ:TBRG) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares AgroFresh Solutions and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AgroFresh Solutions -18.51% -8.47% -3.43%
THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH N/A 0.81% 0.78%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.2% of AgroFresh Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of AgroFresh Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for AgroFresh Solutions and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AgroFresh Solutions 0 1 4 0 2.80
THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH 0 0 2 0 3.00

AgroFresh Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $5.68, suggesting a potential upside of 266.45%. THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 45.21%. Given AgroFresh Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AgroFresh Solutions is more favorable than THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AgroFresh Solutions and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AgroFresh Solutions $178.79 million 0.45 -$30.06 million ($0.56) -2.77
THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH N/A N/A $1.52 million ($0.14) -73.79

THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AgroFresh Solutions. THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AgroFresh Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH beats AgroFresh Solutions on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AgroFresh Solutions

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. provides data-driven solutions worldwide. The company uses 1-Methylcyclopropene technology, an ethylene action inhibitor to maintain freshness and extend the shelf life of various fresh produce. Its solutions enable growers and packers of fresh produce to preserve and enhance the freshness, quality, and value of fresh produce, including apples, pears, kiwifruit, plums, persimmons avocados, and bananas, as well as flowers. The company's flagship product is the SmartFresh system that regulates the post-harvest ripening effects of ethylene to preserve the texture, firmness, taste, and appearance of produce during storage, transportation, and retail display. It also provides Harvista technology for use in pre-harvest management of pome fruit, apples, pears, cherries, and blueberries. In addition, the company is developing RipeLock Quality System, a proprietary technology that extends the shelf life of bananas; FreshCloud, a suite of monitoring and screening solutions; and LandSpring, a technology that minimizes stress induced ethylene effects in vegetable seedling transplants allowing for post-transplant vigor. The company was formerly known as Boulevard Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. in July 2015. AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH

Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd. intends to acquire assets and businesses through a merger, share exchange, share purchase, reorganization, or business combination. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Great Falls, Virginia.

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