Financial Contrast: DS Healthcare Group (DSKX) & Nautilus (NLS)

DS Healthcare Group (OTCMKTS: DSKX) and Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and Nautilus’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DS Healthcare Group $12.95 million 0.00 -$6.93 million ($0.28) -0.01
Nautilus $406.04 million 1.01 $34.17 million $0.95 14.05

Nautilus has higher revenue and earnings than DS Healthcare Group. DS Healthcare Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nautilus, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and Nautilus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DS Healthcare Group -62.31% -1,304.25% -117.85%
Nautilus 7.28% 18.54% 9.76%

Risk & Volatility

DS Healthcare Group has a beta of -0.19, meaning that its share price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nautilus has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for DS Healthcare Group and Nautilus, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DS Healthcare Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nautilus 0 3 4 0 2.57

Nautilus has a consensus target price of $18.96, indicating a potential upside of 42.05%. Given Nautilus’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nautilus is more favorable than DS Healthcare Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of DS Healthcare Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Nautilus shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of DS Healthcare Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Nautilus shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Nautilus beats DS Healthcare Group on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DS Healthcare Group

DS Healthcare Group, Inc., doing business as DS Laboratories, is a personal care, product development and marketing company. The Company develops and markets branded personal care products that address thinning hair conditions, skin care and other personal care needs. It develops technologies and products for hair care and personal care needs. Its technologies include Liposome Technology, which acts as a carrier agent, and is designed to enhance the act ion of the active ingredients in its products, and Nanosome Technology, which acts as a delivery vehicle, and is designed to infuse active compounds into targeted cells. The Company products are primarily sold under its DS Laboratories brand. It also sells certain products under its Polaris Labs and Sigma Skin brands. It markets and sells these products through salons, spas, department stores, specialty retailers and distributors. The Company offers products under three product categories: Hair Care, Skin Care and Personal Care.

About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc. is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. Its principal business activities include designing, developing, sourcing and marketing of cardio and strength fitness products and related accessories for consumer use, primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in international markets outside North America. The Direct business offers products directly to consumers through television advertising, catalogs and the Internet. In its Direct business, the Company markets and sells its products, principally Bowflex cardio and strength products, directly to consumers. The Retail business offers its products through a network of independent retail companies and specialty retailers with stores and Websites located in the United States and internationally. In its Retail business, the Company markets and sells a line of consumer fitness equipment under the Nautilus, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, Universal and Bowflex brands.

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