Contrasting Container Store Group (TCS) and Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer (ARCI)

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Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) and Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer (NASDAQ:ARCI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Container Store Group and Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Container Store Group 2.79% 5.84% 1.88%
Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer N/A -2.06% -1.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Container Store Group and Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Container Store Group 1 0 0 0 1.00
Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer 0 0 0 0 N/A

Container Store Group currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.32%. Given Container Store Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Container Store Group is more favorable than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.0% of Container Store Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.6% of Container Store Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Container Store Group has a beta of 2.25, suggesting that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Container Store Group and Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Container Store Group $857.23 million 0.35 $19.42 million $0.28 21.71
Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer $41.54 million 0.13 $110,000.00 N/A N/A

Container Store Group has higher revenue and earnings than Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer.

Summary

Container Store Group beats Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Container Store Group

The Container Store Group, Inc. engages in the retailing of storage and organization products and solutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, The Container Store and Elfa. Its retail stores provide various lifestyle products, including closets, collections, and hooks, as well as bath, kitchen, laundry, gift packaging, long-term storage, office, shelving, storage, trash, travel, and elfa branded products. The company also designs, manufactures, and sells component-based shelving and drawer systems that are customizable for any area of the home, such as closets, kitchens, offices, and garages, as well as made-to-measure sliding doors. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 90 stores. The company also offers its products directly to customers through its Website and call center, as well as sells to various retailers and distributors, and on a wholesale basis. The Container Store Group, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.

About Appliance Recycling Cntrs of Amer

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the recycle of household appliances in North America. The company operates in two segments, Recycling and Technology. It engages in collecting, recycling, and installing appliances for utilities and other customers. The company also provides turnkey appliance recycling and replacement services for utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs. Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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