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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabelas $4.06 billion $463.18 million 31.70
Cabelas Competitors $3.37 billion $363.72 million 4.38

Cabelas has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Cabelas 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.9% of Cabelas 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 Cabelas 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Cabelas has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabelas’ competitors have a beta of 1.24, indicating that their average share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cabelas and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabelas 3.18% 5.53% 1.32%
Cabelas Competitors 22.63% -19.26% 6.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cabelas and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabelas 0 4 1 0 2.20
Cabelas Competitors 336 930 1058 38 2.34

Cabelas currently has a consensus target price of $61.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.95%. Given Cabelas’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cabelas is more favorable than its competitors.


Cabelas competitors beat Cabelas on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Cabelas Company Profile

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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