Almost Never Films (HLWD) versus Francesca’s (FRAN) Head to Head Contrast

Almost Never Films (OTCMKTS:HLWD) and Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Almost Never Films and Francesca’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Almost Never Films N/A -148.19% -16.95%
Francesca’s 0.12% 3.35% 1.99%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Almost Never Films and Francesca’s’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Almost Never Films $10,000.00 485.52 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A
Francesca’s $471.68 million 0.15 $15.56 million $0.52 3.63

Francesca’s has higher revenue and earnings than Almost Never Films.

Risk & Volatility

Almost Never Films has a beta of -0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Francesca’s has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Almost Never Films and Francesca’s, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Almost Never Films 0 0 0 0 N/A
Francesca’s 0 3 1 0 2.25

Francesca’s has a consensus price target of $5.17, suggesting a potential upside of 173.37%. Given Francesca’s’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Francesca’s is more favorable than Almost Never Films.

Summary

Francesca’s beats Almost Never Films on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Almost Never Films

Almost Never Films Inc. operates as a film company in the United States. It focuses on film production activities; and the provision of production related services. The company is based in West Hollywood, California.

About Francesca’s

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company's apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body products, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of June 5, 2018, the company operated 744 boutiques in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca's Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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