As investors follow the global trend of replacing sugar in food and beverages with stevia, a healthier natural alternative, who are some of the industry players ? Bigger companies in the space include Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) , PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L) and recent entry in the stevia market, S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW).
For investors that prefer microcap stocks, there are several companies in the stevia market , but very few if any have gained traction in terms of revenue, other than Sunwin Stevia (OTCQB:SUWN). Investors watched Stevia Corp (OTCBB:STEV) trade as high as $2.75 and Stevia First (OTCBB:STVF) trade as high as $3.28 on little or no revenue .
Sunwin Stevia (OTCQB:SUWN), who has secured a distribution deal with WILD Flavors GmbH, has a year high $0.49 and is currently trading around $0.20 . Sunwin reported quarterly in September noting, "Total revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased by 14.0%, from the same period in fiscal 2012, while gross margin increased to 20.2% from 12.8% over the same period in fiscal 2012.”. Total revenue for the quarter for the stevia business segment was $ 2,492,155.
Wild is based in Zug, Switzerland, and is one of the world's leading privately-owned manufacturers of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry
Sector snapshot; who are the players?
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients (including stevia). With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn Products International, serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries
PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L) is the world's leading producer of high purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry. As the driving force behind moving stevia from niche to mainstream global acceptance, we are changing the conversation around sweet for manufacturers as well as consumers
S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) - just coming to market - Mr. Grewal, President and CEO, commented on advancements in the company's stevia development program, "We have completed the in-field portions of the harvest on our first generation field and a portion of our second generation field. We are in the process of drying and de-stemming the leaf and expect to ship the dried stevia leaf to our partners at PureCircle soon."
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN)
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world.
* GIA article source : http://www.strategyr.com/PressMCP-1586.asp
*Sunwin quarterly report : http://biz.yahoo.com/e/120912/suwn10-q.html
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