Party City Holdco (NYSE: PRTY) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Party City Holdco to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Party City Holdco and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Party City Holdco 0 2 2 0 2.50
Party City Holdco Competitors 384 1027 1084 48 2.31

Party City Holdco presently has a consensus price target of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 25.60%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.90%. Given Party City Holdco’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Party City Holdco is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Party City Holdco 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Party City Holdco has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its stock price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Party City Holdco’s competitors have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Party City Holdco and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Party City Holdco 4.97% 13.97% 4.09%
Party City Holdco Competitors 21.95% -15.26% 6.24%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Party City Holdco and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Party City Holdco $2.33 billion $364.88 million 14.38
Party City Holdco Competitors $3.38 billion $365.30 million 5.12

Party City Holdco’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Party City Holdco. Party City Holdco is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Party City Holdco competitors beat Party City Holdco on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Party City Holdco Company Profile

Party City Holdco Inc. is a holding company with no operating assets or operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned PC Nextco Holdings, LLC (PC Nextco), which owned PC Intermediate Holdings, Inc. (PC Intermediate). As of December 31, 2016, PC Intermediate owned Party City Holdings Inc. (PCHI). PCHI or its direct or indirect subsidiaries conduct all of its operating businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale. Its retail operations generate revenue primarily through the sale of its Amscan, Designware, Anagram and Costumes USA party supplies through its Party City stores, Halloween City stores and PartyCity.com. Its wholesale revenues are generated from the sale of party goods for all occasions, including paper and plastic tableware, accessories and novelties, costumes, metallic and latex balloons and stationery.

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