Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (NASDAQ: OLLI) and Dover Saddlery (NASDAQ:DOVR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings and Dover Saddlery, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings 0 3 3 0 2.50
Dover Saddlery 0 1 0 0 2.00

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $40.25, indicating a potential downside of 6.40%. Given Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings is more favorable than Dover Saddlery.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings and Dover Saddlery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings 7.25% 10.11% 6.39%
Dover Saddlery -3.40% -17.52% -6.75%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings and Dover Saddlery’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings $924.20 million 2.84 $119.57 million $1.06 40.57
Dover Saddlery N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Dover Saddlery.

Summary

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings beats Dover Saddlery on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Company Profile

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is a retailer of brand name merchandise. The Company offers customers a selection of brand name products, including food, housewares, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, electronics and toys. Its warehouse format stores feature a range of products, including hardware, personal healthcare, candy, clothing, sporting goods, pet and lawn and garden products. It offers cooking utensils, dishes, appliances, plastic containers, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, bedding, towels, curtains, laminate flooring, commercial and residential carpeting, air conditioners, home electronics, cellular accessories, dolls, action figures, puzzles, action figures, puzzles, educational toys, board games, luggage, automotive, seasonal, furniture, summer furniture and lawn and garden. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 234 stores across 19 contiguous states in the Eastern half of the United States.

Dover Saddlery Company Profile

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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