Stein Mart (NASDAQ: SMRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Stein Mart to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Stein Mart and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Stein Mart Competitors||520||3030||2928||85||2.39|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 9.68%. Given Stein Mart’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stein Mart has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Stein Mart and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stein Mart||$1.36 billion||$400,000.00||-1.85|
|Stein Mart Competitors||$3.99 billion||$181.38 million||977.86|
Stein Mart’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Stein Mart. Stein Mart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Stein Mart pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.7%. Stein Mart pays out -27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 54.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Stein Mart is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk & Volatility
Stein Mart has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stein Mart’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
31.4% of Stein Mart shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.7% of Stein Mart shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Stein Mart and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Stein Mart Competitors||2.29%||6.73%||6.68%|
Stein Mart competitors beat Stein Mart on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Stein Mart Company Profile
Stein Mart, Inc. is a national retailer offering the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a department or specialty store. The Company offers apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes and home fashions. The Company’s target customers are women over 45 years old. The Company operates approximately 280 stores in over 30 states and an Internet store. Its stores are located in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Texas and the Southwest. It is concentrated in the Southeast and Texas where over 180 of its stores are located. The Company’s stores offer a range of services, such as merchandise locator service, a Preferred Customer program, co-branded and private label credit card programs, and electronic gift cards. The Company’s merchants purchase products from approximately 1,200 vendors. It leases all of its store locations, generally for approximately 10 years with options to extend the lease term for over two or five year periods.
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