Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Francesca’s Holdings Corporation to related businesses based off the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation $488.76 million $83.79 million 7.08
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors $3.36 billion $451.49 million 20.57

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Francesca’s Holdings Corporation. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.1% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 0 6 2 0 2.25
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 605 3111 2916 90 2.37

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $13.86, suggesting a potential upside of 101.71%. All “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 10.83%. Given Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 7.28% 31.88% 18.83%
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 0.84% -2.59% 3.50%

Risk and Volatility

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation peers beat Francesca’s Holdings Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website. The Company offers apparel, such as dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company provides jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company offers accessories, such as handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company provides gifts, such as fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items. The Company operates its boutiques under the francesca’s brand.

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