Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cabela’s to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cabela’s and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabela’s $4.06 billion $463.18 million 31.69
Cabela’s Competitors $3.38 billion $365.30 million 5.21

Cabela’s has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Cabela’s is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Cabela’s has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabela’s’ peers have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.4% of Cabela’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of Cabela’s shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cabela’s and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabela’s 0 7 1 0 2.13
Cabela’s Competitors 385 1031 1086 48 2.31

Cabela’s currently has a consensus target price of $65.10, suggesting a potential upside of 5.91%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 11.70%. Given Cabela’s’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cabela’s is more favorable than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabela’s 3.29% 8.60% 1.98%
Cabela’s Competitors 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%


Cabela’s peers beat Cabela’s on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cabela’s

Cabela’s Incorporated is an omni-channel retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports and related outdoor merchandise. The Company offers its customers a selection of national and regional brand products, including its Cabela’s brand. The Company’s segments include Merchandising and Financial Services. The Merchandising segment sells products and services through the Company’s retail stores, its e-commerce Websites ( and, and its catalogs. The United States merchandising and Canada merchandising operating segments have been aggregated into its Merchandising segment. The Financial Services segment issues co-branded credit cards, which are available through all of its channels. The Company’s product assortment includes merchandise and equipment for hunting, fishing, marine use, camping, and recreational sport shooting, along with casual and outdoor apparel and footwear, optics, vehicle accessories, and gifts and home furnishings with an outdoor theme.

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