Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Francesca’s Holdings Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 0 6 2 0 2.25
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 510 2950 2879 84 2.39

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $13.86, suggesting a potential upside of 86.00%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.89%. Given Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation $493.21 million $78.79 million 7.68
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 22.20

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 7.28% 31.88% 18.83%
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 0.80% -2.79% 3.26%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by company 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.

Summary

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation peers beat Francesca’s Holdings Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website. The Company offers apparel, such as dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company provides jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company offers accessories, such as handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company provides gifts, such as fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items. The Company operates its boutiques under the francesca’s brand.

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