SenesTech (SNES) and Terra Nitrogen (TNH) Critical Review

SenesTech (NASDAQ: SNES) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SenesTech and Terra Nitrogen, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SenesTech 0 0 2 0 3.00
Terra Nitrogen 0 0 0 0 N/A

SenesTech currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 342.71%. Given SenesTech’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SenesTech is more favorable than Terra Nitrogen.

Profitability

This table compares SenesTech and Terra Nitrogen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SenesTech -17,962.50% -205.29% -151.86%
Terra Nitrogen 38.75% 41.57% 38.41%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.1% of SenesTech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.5% of Terra Nitrogen shares are held by institutional investors. 18.0% of SenesTech shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Terra Nitrogen shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SenesTech and Terra Nitrogen’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SenesTech $50,000.00 640.13 -$12.28 million ($1.12) -1.71
Terra Nitrogen $397.20 million 3.91 $153.90 million N/A N/A

Terra Nitrogen has higher revenue and earnings than SenesTech.

Volatility & Risk

SenesTech has a beta of 3.78, meaning that its share price is 278% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Terra Nitrogen has a beta of -0.03, meaning that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Terra Nitrogen pays an annual dividend of $8.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. SenesTech does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Terra Nitrogen beats SenesTech on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

SenesTech Company Profile

SenesTech, Inc. develops a technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control. The company focuses on commercializing ContraPest, a fertility control product for use in controlling rat populations. It is also developing a pipeline of fertility control and animal health products, including plant-based fertility control, feral animal fertility control, non-surgical spay and neutering, boar taint, and animal cancer treatment. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Terra Nitrogen Company Profile

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNCLP) is a limited partnership that produces nitrogen fertilizer products. The Company’s principal products are anhydrous ammonia (ammonia) and urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN), which it manufactures at its facility in Verdigris, Oklahoma. Its nitrogen products are used primarily by farmers. For the year ended December 31, 2016, it had sold 2.2 million tons of nitrogen fertilizers. The Company has production facility, in Verdigris, Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2016, it had two ammonia plants, two nitric acid plants and two UAN plants. The Company conducts its operations through an operating partnership, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership (TNLP). Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. is the general partner of both TNCLP and TNLP and owns a 0.025% general partner interest in each of TNCLP and TNLP. The General Partner is an indirect subsidiary of CF Industries Holdings, Inc., which is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen products.

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