Hydrofarm Holdings Group (NASDAQ:HYFM) and Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) Direct Analysis

Hydrofarm Holdings Group (NASDAQ:HYFM – Get Rating) and Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC – Get Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Hydrofarm Holdings Group and Natural Health Trends.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Hydrofarm Holdings Group -3.09% 1.44% 1.10%
Natural Health Trends 1.42% 1.37% 0.84%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hydrofarm Holdings Group and Natural Health Trends, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Hydrofarm Holdings Group 0 3 3 0 2.50
Natural Health Trends 0 0 0 0 N / A

Hydrofarm Holdings Group currently has a consensus target price of $16.67, indicating a potential upside of 345.63%. Given Hydrofarm Holdings Group’s possible higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that Hydrofarm Holdings Group is more favorable than Natural Health Trends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.2% of the shares of the Hydrofarm Holdings group are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Hydrofarm Holdings group shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 19.4% of Natural Health Trends shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and risk

Hydrofarm Holdings Group has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Natural Health Trends has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is its stock is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Hydrofarm Holdings Group and Natural Health Trends.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Hydrofarm Holdings Group $479.42 million 0.35 $13.42 million ($0.35) -10.69
Natural Health Trends $60.01 million 1.01 $1.09 million $0.07 76.01

Hydrofarm Holdings Group has higher revenues and profits than Natural Health Trends. Hydrofarm Holdings Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Natural Health Trends, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Hydrofarm Holdings Group beats Natural Health Trends on 8 of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hydrofarm Holdings Group Company Profile (Get an assessment)

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of controlled environment farming (CEA) equipment and supplies in the United States and Canada. The Company offers agricultural lighting devices, indoor climate control equipment, hydroponics and nutrients, and plant additives used to grow, cultivate and cultivate cannabis, flowers, fruits, plants, vegetables, grains and herbs in a controlled environment; and distributes CEA equipment and supplies, which include grow light systems; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; humidity and carbon dioxide monitors and controllers; water pumps, heaters, coolers and filters; nutrient and fertilizer delivery systems; and various growing media based on soil, rock wool or coconut fibre. It also provides hydroponic systems, such as hydro systems, hydro trays and components, meters and solutions, pumps and irrigation systems, water filtration systems, pots and containers, as well as tents and tarps; atmospheric control equipment including controllers, monitors and timers, ventilation/air conditioning equipment, air purification equipment and CO2 equipment; and nutrients and additives. The Company offers its products under the brands Phantom, PhotoBio, Active Aqua, Active Air, HEAVY 16, House & Garden, Mad Farmer, Roots Organics, Soul, Procision, Grotek, Gaia Green, Innovative Growers Equipment, Quantum, Xtrasun, Digilux, Agrobrite. , SunBlaster, Jump Start, Active Eye, Autopilot, Phat, oxyClone and GROW!T. Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania.

Company Profile Natural Health Trends (Get an assessment)

Natural Health Trends Corp., a direct selling and e-commerce company, offers personal care, wellness and lifestyle products under the NHT Global brand. The Company offers wellness products, including liquid, capsule, tablet and powder dietary and nutritional supplements, as well as vitamins and minerals; and herbal products including herbal supplements. It also offers beauty products, such as anti-aging and moisturizing cleansers, creams, lotions, serums and toners; and lifestyle products, which include weight management and energy enhancement supplements. Additionally, the company offers home appliances; everyday products, such as oral care, hair care and body care; and home appliances. It sells its products directly to consumers, as well as through an online retail platform in the United States, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Peru, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China , Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Europe. The company was formerly known as Florida Institute of Massage Therapy, Inc. and changed its name to Natural Health Trends Corp. in June 1993. Natural Health Trends Corp. was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

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