Chromadex (NASDAQ:CDXC) and China Jo-Jo Drugstores (CJJD) Financial Analysis

China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) and Chromadex (NASDAQ:CDXC) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Chromadex’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Jo-Jo Drugstores $96.11 million 0.70 -$17.05 million N/A N/A
Chromadex $21.20 million 9.18 -$11.37 million ($0.35) -10.09

Chromadex has lower revenue, but higher earnings than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.


This table compares China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Chromadex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Jo-Jo Drugstores -16.53% -86.38% -24.13%
Chromadex -112.99% -77.80% -61.86%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Chromadex, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Jo-Jo Drugstores 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chromadex 0 0 1 0 3.00

Chromadex has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 98.30%. Given Chromadex’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chromadex is more favorable than China Jo-Jo Drugstores.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.1% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.3% of Chromadex shares are held by institutional investors. 31.3% of China Jo-Jo Drugstores shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Chromadex shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

China Jo-Jo Drugstores has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chromadex has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Chromadex beats China Jo-Jo Drugstores on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Jo-Jo Drugstores

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through four segments: Retail Drugstores, Online Pharmacy, Drug Wholesale, and Herb Farming. Its stores provide various pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), personal and family care products, and medical devices, as well as convenience products, such as consumable, seasonal, and promotional items. The company also operates licensed doctors of Western medicine and TCM onsite for consultation, examination, and treatment of common ailments at scheduled hours. In addition, it operates, an online drugstore that retails OTC drugs and nutritional supplements. Further, the company distributes third-party pharmaceutical products primarily to trading companies, as well as cultivates and wholesales herbs used for TCM. As of March 31, 2018, it had 122 retail pharmacies under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name, as well as operates 9 drugstores under the Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy name in Zhejiang Province. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

About Chromadex

ChromaDex Corporation operates as a nutraceutical company. The company offers research and quality control products and services to dietary supplements, food, beverages, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries; Nicotinamide riboside (NIAGEN), a novel form of vitamin B3 for enhancing nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide(NAD) level used for healthy aging; Pterostilbene (pTeroPure), a polyphenol and antioxidant used in health related fields; and Immulina, a spirulina extract and compound, which is used for improving human immune function, as well as developing Pterostilbene and caffeine co-crystal ingredients, and anthocyanins ingredients. It also provides reference standards, materials, and kits to conduct quality control of raw materials and consumer products; and fine chemicals and phytochemicals for research and new product development applications. In addition, the company offers a range of consulting services, including regulatory support, product development, risk management, and litigation support. Further, it assists customers in creating processes for manufacturing natural products using green chemistry, as well as developing phytochemical libraries. The company markets and sells its products directly in the United States and Canada; and through international distributors. ChromaDex Corporation has a strategic partnership for healthy aging research with the Jiangxi Provincial Government, the People's Republic of China. ChromaDex Corporation is based in Irvine, California.

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