Revolve Group (NYSE:RVLV) and Lightinthebox (NYSE:LITB) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Revolve Group and Lightinthebox’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lightinthebox||$227.54 million||0.31||-$59.60 million||N/A||N/A|
Revolve Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lightinthebox.
This table compares Revolve Group and Lightinthebox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for Revolve Group and Lightinthebox, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Revolve Group currently has a consensus target price of $42.63, indicating a potential upside of 96.16%. Given Revolve Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Revolve Group is more favorable than Lightinthebox.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
18.5% of Revolve Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.4% of Lightinthebox shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.2% of Lightinthebox shares are owned by 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.
Revolve Group beats Lightinthebox on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Revolve Group
Revolve Group, Inc. operates as an online fashion retailer for consumers in the United States and internationally. The company operates a platform that connects consumers and global fashion influencers, as well as emerging, established, and owned brands. It provides women's apparel, footwear, accessories, and beauty styles under a range of established and emerging brands, as well as owned brands. Revolve Group, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California.
LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as an online retail company worldwide. It provides apparel products, including customized, special occasion, and fast fashion apparel products; and other general merchandise products, such as accessories and gadgets, home and garden products, electronics and communication devices, and other products. The company offers its products through lightinthebox.com, miniinthebox.com, ouku.com, and other Websites, as well as through mobile applications; and sells its products through online marketplace platforms. It also provides logistic and marketing services; and mobile application software development and information technology support services. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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