Youngevity International (NASDAQ:YGYI) and Lightinthebox (NYSE:LITB) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Youngevity International has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lightinthebox has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its stock price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Youngevity International and Lightinthebox, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Youngevity International currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.03%. Given Youngevity International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Youngevity International is more favorable than Lightinthebox.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Youngevity International and Lightinthebox’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Youngevity International||$165.70 million||1.02||-$12.67 million||N/A||N/A|
|Lightinthebox||$319.88 million||0.17||-$9.54 million||N/A||N/A|
Lightinthebox has higher revenue and earnings than Youngevity International.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.4% of Youngevity International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Lightinthebox shares are held by institutional investors. 63.3% of Youngevity International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 62.2% of Lightinthebox shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Youngevity International and Lightinthebox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Youngevity International beats Lightinthebox on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Youngevity International Company Profile
Youngevity International, Inc. develops and distributes health and nutrition related products and services through independent direct selling network in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Direct Selling and Commercial Coffee. The company offers approximately 5,500 products, including nutritional, vitamin, mineral, herbal, liquid, and dietary supplements; apparel; fashion and jewelry accessories; digital products; and packaged foods. It also provides automotive fuel additive, organic food and beverage, performance and energy, health and wellness, tea, weight loss, gourmet coffee, skincare and cosmetic, jewelry, beauty, and pet supplement products; and lifestyle products, such as spa, home, and garden products. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes essential-oil based nontoxic cleaning and care products for personal, home, and professional use. Further, it produces and sells coffee products under Café La Rica, Café Alma, Josie's Java House, Javalution Urban Grind, Javalution Daily Grind, and Javalution Royal Roast brand names. The company sells coffee products to wellness and retirement centers, and various cruise lines and cruise line distributors through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to the consumers under the JavaFit brand. Youngevity International, Inc. also markets its products through a range of consumer Websites, such as youngevity.com; ygyi.com; youngofficial.com; heritagemakers.com; mkcollab.com; clrroasters.com; cafelarica.com; javalution.com; mialisia.com; and mybeyondorganic.com. The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. Youngevity International, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chula Vista, California.
Lightinthebox Company Profile
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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