Party City Holdco (NYSE: PRTY) 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 Party City Holdco to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Party City Holdco and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Party City Holdco $2.33 billion $364.88 million 13.44
Party City Holdco Competitors $3.37 billion $363.72 million 4.99

Party City Holdco’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Party City Holdco. Party City Holdco 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Party City Holdco and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Party City Holdco 0 2 2 0 2.50
Party City Holdco Competitors 333 927 1055 38 2.34

Party City Holdco currently has a consensus target price of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 34.37%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 11.47%. Given Party City Holdco’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Party City Holdco is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Party City Holdco and its peers’ 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 22.63% -19.11% 6.46%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Party City Holdco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Party City Holdco has a beta of 2.66, meaning that its stock price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Party City Holdco’s peers have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Party City Holdco beats its peers 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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