Reviewing CafePress (PRSS) and Overstock.com (OSTK)

CafePress (NASDAQ: PRSS) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CafePress and Overstock.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CafePress 0 1 0 0 2.00
Overstock.com 0 0 2 0 3.00

CafePress currently has a consensus price target of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 98.86%. Overstock.com has a consensus price target of $56.00, indicating a potential upside of 31.30%. Given CafePress’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CafePress is more favorable than Overstock.com.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CafePress and Overstock.com’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CafePress $102.21 million 0.29 -$26.47 million ($0.44) -4.00
Overstock.com $1.80 billion 0.59 $12.52 million ($0.43) -99.18

Overstock.com has higher revenue and earnings than CafePress. Overstock.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CafePress, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.8% of CafePress shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of Overstock.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.3% of CafePress shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.9% of Overstock.com shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CafePress and Overstock.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CafePress -7.63% -16.72% -13.02%
Overstock.com -0.61% -4.95% -1.88%

Risk & Volatility

CafePress has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Overstock.com has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Overstock.com beats CafePress on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CafePress Company Profile

CafePress Inc. is an online retailer of personalized products offering various gifts and accessories, including t-shirts and apparel, mugs and drinkware, and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. The Company conducts its business on its primary United States-based domain, CafePress.com, and also operates CafePress branded Websites for the markets in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also sells CafePress branded products through other online retail partners. Its products are customized with designs contributed through various means, including crowd-sourced user generated content, stock art licenses and licensed content relationships with entertainment companies and brands. Its facility in Louisville, Kentucky has technology and manufacturing processes that enables it to provide customized products that are individually built to order. The Company’s processes enable it to produce a range of merchandise.

Overstock.com Company Profile

Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer and incubator of blockchain technology. Through its online retail business, the Company offers a range of price-competitive brand name, non-brand name and closeout products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, housewares, jewelry and watches, apparel and designer accessories, health and beauty products, electronics and computers, and sporting goods. It operates Retail and Medici businesses. Its Retail business consists of its Direct and Partner segments. Its Other segment consists of Medici. The Company also sells various books, magazines, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and video games. The Company sells these products and services through its Internet Websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz. The Company’s other offerings include Worldstock Fair Trade, Main Street Revolution, Farmers Market, Pet Adoptions, Insurance and Supplier Oasis.

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