dELiA*s (OTCMKTS:DLIAQ) and Qurate Retail Inc Series A (NASDAQ:QRTEA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
dELiA*s has a beta of 3.54, indicating that its stock price is 254% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qurate Retail Inc Series A has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
86.9% of Qurate Retail Inc Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.8% of dELiA*s shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Qurate Retail Inc Series A shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for dELiA*s and Qurate Retail Inc Series A, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||1||0||6||0||2.71|
Qurate Retail Inc Series A has a consensus target price of $30.34, indicating a potential upside of 44.22%.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares dELiA*s and Qurate Retail Inc Series A’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||$10.38 billion||0.91||$2.44 billion||$3.25||6.47|
Qurate Retail Inc Series A has higher revenue and earnings than dELiA*s.
This table compares dELiA*s and Qurate Retail Inc Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||9.88%||22.24%||7.84%|
Qurate Retail Inc Series A beats dELiA*s on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retail company, primarily marketing to teenage girls in the United States. The company sells various product categories to consumers through its Website, direct mail catalogs, and retail stores. It develops, markets, and sells a collection of apparel, dresses, swimwear, footwear, outerwear, and accessories primarily for teenage girls under the dELiA*s name. As of May 3, 2014, the company operated 99 stores. It also develops, markets, and sells third-party brands. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.
About Qurate Retail Inc Series A
Qurate Retail, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the video and online commerce industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. It markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live televised shopping programs, Websites, and mobile applications to 374 million households worldwide each day. The company also operates as an online retailer offering women's, children's, and men's apparel; and other products, such as home, beauty, and personalized products through its desktop and mobile Websites, and mobile applications. It also operates evite.com, an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Corporation and changed its name to Qurate Retail, Inc. in April 2018. Qurate Retail, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
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