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

Profitability

This table compares Gaia and its competitors’ 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 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaia $21.56 million -$18.78 million 2.12
Gaia Competitors $3.38 billion $365.30 million 5.21

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Gaia and its competitors, 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 385 1031 1086 48 2.31

Gaia currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 43.46%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 11.62%. Given Gaia’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Gaia is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.4% of Gaia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Gaia competitors 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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