Analyzing Container Store (The) (TCS) & Dover Saddlery (DOVR)

Container Store (The) (NYSE: TCS) and Dover Saddlery (NASDAQ:DOVR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Container Store (The) and Dover Saddlery, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Container Store (The) 1 3 1 0 2.00
Dover Saddlery 0 1 0 0 2.00

Container Store (The) currently has a consensus price target of $5.38, suggesting a potential upside of 31.10%. Given Container Store (The)’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Container Store (The) is more favorable than Dover Saddlery.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Container Store (The) and Dover Saddlery’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Container Store (The) $825.55 million 0.24 $70.50 million $0.19 21.58
Dover Saddlery N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Container Store (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Dover Saddlery.

Profitability

This table compares Container Store (The) and Dover Saddlery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Container Store (The) 1.13% 5.34% 1.49%
Dover Saddlery -3.40% -17.52% -6.75%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.1% of Container Store (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.7% of Container Store (The) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Container Store (The) beats Dover Saddlery on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Container Store (The)

The Container Store Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of storage and organization products. The Company’s segments include The Container Store (TCS), Elfa and Corporate/Other. The Company’s TCS segment consists of its retail stores, Website and call center, as well as its installation and organizational services business. The Company’s Elfa segment includes the manufacturing business that produces the elfa brand products that are sold domestically, exclusively through the TCS segment, as well as throughout Europe. Its Swedish subsidiary, Elfa International AB (Elfa), designs and manufactures component-based shelving and drawer systems and made-to-measure sliding doors. It merchandises over 11,000 products in each of its stores and online. Its stores are organized into various lifestyle departments, which include Bath, Box, Closets, Collections, Containers, Custom Closets, Food Storage, Gift Packaging, Hooks, Kitchen, Laundry, Office, Shelving, Storage, Trash and Travel.

About Dover Saddlery

Dover Saddlery, Inc. is a retailer and omni-channel marketer of equestrian products in the United States. The Company sells its products through omni-channel, including direct and retail. The Company offers a range of products required to own, ride, train and compete with a horse. The Company’s equestrian product line includes a range of separate items such as saddles, tack, specialized apparel, footwear, horse clothing, horse health and stable products. As of December 31, 2013, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates twenty-one retail stores under the Dover Saddlery brand and one retail store under the Smith Brothers brand. It maintains two catalogs. The Dover Saddlery catalog caters to the mid to high-end, English-style, equestrian products customer. The Smith Brothers catalog is aimed at the Western-style, equestrian products customer. The Company offers web-base marketing through its Websites www.doversaddlery.com and www.smithbrothers.com.

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