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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coastal Contacts N/A N/A N/A
Coastal Contacts Competitors -3.76% -14.69% 4.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Coastal Contacts and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coastal Contacts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coastal Contacts Competitors 389 1008 1098 42 2.31

As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 9.34%. Given Coastal Contacts’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Coastal Contacts has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.5% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coastal Contacts and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Coastal Contacts N/A N/A -23.52
Coastal Contacts Competitors $2.16 billion $108.20 million 196.03

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

Summary

Coastal Contacts competitors beat Coastal Contacts on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Coastal Contacts

Coastal Contacts Inc. is an online retailer of eyewear serving markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company operates in two primary product segments: contact lenses and glasses. The Company has approximately nine stores in Canada and Sweden. It sells contact lenses manufactured by multinational companies, such as Vistakon (a division of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc.), Alcon, Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Coopervision Inc. Its products are offered for sale by telephone, e9 mail, through its Websites, which include www.ClearlyContacts.ca, www.ClearlyContacts.com.au, www.ClearlyContacts.co.nz, www.LensWay.se, www.LensWay.fi, www.LensWay.nl, www.LensWay.no, www.LensWay.co.uk, and www.ContactSan.com or at one of its nine physical retail locations. In April 2014, the Company announced that Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique), S.A. (Essilor) has indirectly acquired the interest of Coastal.com.

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