Head-To-Head Review: New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) & The Talbots (TLB)

New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) and The Talbots (NYSE:TLB) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for New York & Company, Inc. and The Talbots, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York & Company, Inc. 0 0 0 0 N/A
The Talbots 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares New York & Company, Inc. and The Talbots’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York & Company, Inc. -0.99% -2.96% -0.76%
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New York & Company, Inc. and The Talbots’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New York & Company, Inc. $929.08 million 0.19 -$17.29 million ($0.14) -19.50
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A ($1.61) N/A

The Talbots has lower revenue, but higher earnings than New York & Company, Inc.. New York & Company, Inc. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Talbots, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 54.3% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About New York & Company, Inc.

New York & Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories. The Company’s branded New York & Company merchandise is sold through its national network of retail stores and online at www.nyandcompany.com. It operates approximately 490 stores, including over 80 outlet stores in over 40 states. It offers brands, including NY&C, City Style, NY Style, Soho Jeans, Lerner and Lerner New York. It offers a merchandise assortment consisting of wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories, including pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, activewear, handbags, jewelry and shoes. Its stores are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers, and off-mall locations, including urban street locations. The outlet stores offer a merchandise mix consisting of apparel and accessories.

About The Talbots

The Talbots Inc. is a United States-based company, which operates as a retailer and direct marketer of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. The Company offers blazer, trench, white shirt, ballet flat and pearls. It sells its products through different outlets. It also provides e-commerce service and its website offers MyTalbots, which allows customers to register for benefits and customize their online shopping experience; Style by Design appointment shopping; Pearls of Wisdom, offering fashion advice and styling ideas; and a Find in Store feature, which enables customers to locate and reserve merchandise in any Talbots store.

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