Cnova NV (NASDAQ: CNV) and CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, dividends, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Cnova NV has a beta of 2.64, indicating that its stock price is 164% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CafePress has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cnova NV and CafePress, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cnova NV 0 1 0 0 2.00
CafePress 0 2 0 0 2.00

CafePress has a consensus target price of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 48.94%. Given CafePress’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CafePress is more favorable than Cnova NV.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cnova NV and CafePress’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cnova NV N/A N/A N/A ($0.94) -5.64
CafePress $101.98 million 0.38 -$564,000.00 ($1.60) -1.47

Cnova NV has higher revenue, but lower earnings than CafePress. Cnova NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CafePress, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Cnova NV and CafePress’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cnova NV -3.30% N/A -6.49%
CafePress -26.59% -10.31% -7.88%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Cnova NV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.7% of CafePress shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.8% of CafePress shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cnova NV beats CafePress on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cnova NV

Cnova N.V. is an e-commerce company with its two markets in France and Brazil. The Company offers differentiated delivery and payment solutions. It operates through three segments: Cdiscount France, Cdiscount International and Cnova Brazil. The Cdiscount France segment is engaged in the retail sales of consumer products through Cdiscount.com and specialized Websites in France. The Cdiscount International segment is engaged in retail sales of consumer products through Websites created by Cdiscount S.A. (Cdiscount) outside of France. The Cnova Brazil segment is engaged in retail sales of consumer products through Websites in Brazil, including Extra.com.br, PontoFrio.com.br, CasasBahia.com.br, Barateiro.com.br, PartiuViagens.com.br, and wholesale activities and E-Hub. As of December 31, 2015, it offered over 29 million product offerings on its sites through its direct sales and marketplace businesses across various categories, such as consumer electronics, home appliances and computers.

About CafePress

CafePress Inc. is an online retailer of personalized products offering various gifts and accessories, including t-shirts and apparel, mugs and drinkware, and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. The Company conducts its business on its primary United States-based domain, CafePress.com, and also operates CafePress branded Websites for the markets in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also sells CafePress branded products through other online retail partners. Its products are customized with designs contributed through various means, including crowd-sourced user generated content, stock art licenses and licensed content relationships with entertainment companies and brands. Its facility in Louisville, Kentucky has technology and manufacturing processes that enables it to provide customized products that are individually built to order. The Company’s processes enable it to produce a range of merchandise.

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