Gaia (NASDAQ: GAIA) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gaia to related businesses based off the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Gaia and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaia 0 0 1 0 3.00
Gaia Competitors 382 1016 1082 48 2.31

Gaia presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.47%. All “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 3.51%. Given Gaia’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gaia is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gaia and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaia $21.56 million -$18.78 million 1.99
Gaia Competitors $3.37 billion $365.11 million 5.98

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

Risk and Volatility

Gaia has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaia’s rivals have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.4% of Gaia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gaia and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaia 392.56% -17.07% -15.46%
Gaia Competitors 22.76% -11.84% 5.99%

Summary

Gaia rivals beat Gaia on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Gaia Company Profile

Gaia, Inc., formerly Gaiam, Inc., is engaged in providing global digital video subscription service. The Company is a global digital video streaming service and online community delivering curated media to its subscribers in over 120 countries. It provides its members access to approximately 7,000 video titles. Its video content is available to its subscribers through online digital streaming on virtually any Internet-connected device on a commercial-free basis. In addition to streaming, the Company’s subscribers can download its video content to their devices, so they can view its content without being actively connected to the Internet. Through the Gaia service, the Company’s subscribers have access to a library of inspiring films, personal growth-related content, documentaries, interviews, yoga classes and fitness. The Company has also created a fitness and yoga-focused version of its video service. The Company also operates a digital versatile disc (DVD) subscription club.

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