Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK) versus ASOS.com (ASOMY) Head to Head Review

ASOS.com (OTCMKTS: ASOMY) and Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares ASOS.com and Christopher & Banks’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASOS.com $2.44 billion 2.82 $81.14 million $0.97 84.75
Christopher & Banks $365.91 million 0.11 -$22.02 million ($0.58) -1.88



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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ASOS.com and Christopher & Banks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASOS.com 0 0 2 0 3.00
Christopher & Banks 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares ASOS.com and Christopher & Banks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASOS.com N/A N/A N/A
Christopher & Banks -6.02% -35.95% -16.75%

Risk & Volatility

ASOS.com has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Christopher & Banks has a beta of 3.27, suggesting that its stock price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ASOS.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.5% of Christopher & Banks shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.6% of Christopher & Banks shares 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.

Summary

ASOS.com beats Christopher & Banks on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASOS.com

ASOS Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online fashion retailer in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Russian Federation. The company offers womenswear, menswear, and sportswear products. It sells approximately 85,000 branded and own-labeled products primarily through its Website, asos.com, as well as through social media platforms and magazines. The company is also involved in payment processing and marketing staff employment businesses. ASOS Plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Christopher & Banks

Christopher & Banks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of private-brand women's apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs and sells women's apparel and accessories to customers ranging in age from 40 and older. Its stores offer women's apparel consisting of casual clothing, everyday basics, wear-to-work, leisure/active wear, and sleepwear in missy, petite, and women sizes, as well as jewelry and accessories. As of February 3, 2018, the company operated 463 stores, including 78 Outlet stores, 37 Christopher & Banks stores, and 34 C.J. Banks stores, as well as 314 Missy, Petite, Women stores in 45 states. It also operates christopherandbanks.com, an e-commerce Website for its Christopher & Banks and C.J. Banks brands. The company was formerly known as Braun's Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in July 2000. Christopher & Banks Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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