Month-End Summary: Plant-Based Food Stock Downtrend Slowed In September

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The steep decline in the performance of the munKNEE Pure-Play Plant-Based Food Stocks Index, consisting of 5 fledgling fake meat, dairy, egg, and seafood stocks with market capitalizations between $100M and $1B, slowed in September to -5% after experiencing declines of -7% in July and -16% in August and is now DOWN -41.1% YTD. Here are the details:

About Plant-Based Foods

Chris Thompson, President & Director of Research of eResearch Corporation, reports that grocery sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 27% in the past year to $7 billion with 98% of those Americans who are buying plant-based meat also purchasing conventional meat. The total plant-based food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% going forward and reach $74.2 billion by 2027.

Stock Performances of Index Constituents

Below is the stock price performance of each of the 5 constituents in September and YTD in descending order:

  1. Guru Organic (CSE: GURU; GUROF): stock was unchanged in price in September and remains DOWN -5.2% YTD
  2. Laird Superfood (LSF): DOWN -3.1% and now DOWN -60.6% YTD
  3. Tattooed Chef (TTCF): DOWN -8.3% and now DOWN -19.5% YTD
  4. Else Nutrition (BABYF); DOWN -11.8% and now DOWN -36.4% YTD
  5. The Very Good Food Company (VRYYF): DOWN -21.3and now DOWN -59.8% YTD

The average market capitalization of the above 5 stocks is $297M with an average stock price of $11.06/share.

Please note that:

  • Plant & Company Brands (VGANF), Eat Beyond Global (EATBF), Plant Fuel Life (CSE: FUEL),  Modern Plant Based Foods (MDRNF), Nepra Foods (CSE: NPRA) and Tofutti Brands (TOFB), with market capitalizations of less than $100M, and Beyond Meat (BYND), with a whopping $6.9B market capitalization and price of $105/share, are excluded from the Index as their inclusion would mask the performance of the other plant-based food stocks in the sector. (The above mentioned currency amounts are in U.S. dollars. Go here to convert to another currency),

The 5 pure-play stocks in the munKNEE Pure-Play Plant-Based Food Stocks Index are just that, pure, and focused almost exclusively on the research, development, sales, distribution, and marketing of vegan food products and, as such, the Index reflects the true health of the plant-based food sector in the U.S. and Canada.

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