Dover Saddlery (NASDAQ: DOVR) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Dover Saddlery to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.1% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Saddlery and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Saddlery -3.40% -17.52% -6.75%
Dover Saddlery Competitors -3.82% -14.95% 3.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Dover Saddlery and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Saddlery 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dover Saddlery Competitors 358 985 1080 38 2.32

As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 1.39%. Given Dover Saddlery’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dover Saddlery has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Dover Saddlery has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dover Saddlery’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dover Saddlery and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Saddlery N/A N/A 64.85
Dover Saddlery Competitors $2.16 billion $108.20 million 179.97

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

Summary

Dover Saddlery rivals beat Dover Saddlery on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Dover Saddlery Company Profile

Dover Saddlery, Inc. is a retailer and omni-channel marketer of equestrian products in the United States. The Company sells its products through omni-channel, including direct and retail. The Company offers a range of products required to own, ride, train and compete with a horse. The Company’s equestrian product line includes a range of separate items such as saddles, tack, specialized apparel, footwear, horse clothing, horse health and stable products. As of December 31, 2013, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates twenty-one retail stores under the Dover Saddlery brand and one retail store under the Smith Brothers brand. It maintains two catalogs. The Dover Saddlery catalog caters to the mid to high-end, English-style, equestrian products customer. The Smith Brothers catalog is aimed at the Western-style, equestrian products customer. The Company offers web-base marketing through its Websites www.doversaddlery.com and www.smithbrothers.com.

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