Container Store (The) (NYSE: TCS) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Container Store (The) to related companies based off the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.1% of Container Store (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 65.7% of Container Store (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Container Store (The) and its rivals’ 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%
Container Store (The) Competitors 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Container Store (The) and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Container Store (The) $825.55 million $70.50 million 22.26
Container Store (The) Competitors $3.37 billion $365.11 million 5.98

Container Store (The)’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Container Store (The). Container Store (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Container Store (The) and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Container Store (The) 1 3 1 0 2.00
Container Store (The) Competitors 382 1016 1082 48 2.31

Container Store (The) currently has a consensus price target of $5.38, suggesting a potential upside of 27.07%. All “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 3.59%. Given Container Store (The)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Container Store (The) is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Container Store (The) has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Container Store (The)’s rivals have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Container Store (The) rivals beat Container Store (The) on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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