Comparing dELiA*s (DLIAQ) and Insight Enterprises (NSIT)

Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT) and dELiA*s (OTCMKTS:DLIAQ) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Insight Enterprises and dELiA*s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insight Enterprises 1.83% 16.60% 5.46%
dELiA*s N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Insight Enterprises and dELiA*s, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insight Enterprises 0 0 1 0 3.00
dELiA*s 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insight Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $59.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.95%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.5% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.8% of dELiA*s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, dELiA*s has a beta of 3.17, indicating that its stock price is 217% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Insight Enterprises and dELiA*s’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insight Enterprises $6.70 billion 0.26 $90.68 million $3.24 14.93
dELiA*s N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Insight Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than dELiA*s.

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats dELiA*s on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Insight Enterprises Company Profile

Insight Enterprises, Inc. provides information technology (IT) hardware, software, and service solutions for small and medium sized firms, enterprises, governments, schools, and health care organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It sources, stages, configures, integrates, tests, deploys, and maintains its products spanning endpoints to infrastructure; and provides infrastructure management solutions. The company also provides insight managed office that offers desktop and notebook devices coupled with cloud-based productivity solutions; insight managed mobility, which provides tablet and cellular-based devices paired with cloud-based applications and its service desk; insight managed collaboration that allows clients to outsource their complex voice, conferencing, collaboration/team applications, and cloud-based redeployment of technologies; and insight managed deployment, which offers service level agreement-based outsourcing of distributed devices and technology, or edge, deployment, and support. In addition, it offers hybrid cloud, an on premise converged infrastructure augmented by off-premise public cloud integrated, managed, and secured; and intelligent network that provides WAN, LAN, wireless, and security solutions to connect hybrid cloud, branch infrastructure, and end users. Further, the company provides digital signage, kiosk, tablet, and smartphone endpoints integrated with off-the-shelf software applications; custom-developed applications to enable client-to-customer engagement; and custom-developed mobile, cloud, and IoT applications, as well as cloud, mobility, big data, and security solutions. Additionally, it distributes hardware products; offers software licensing optimization and implementation consulting services; and provides enterprise data center solutions. Insight Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

dELiA*s Company Profile

dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retail company, primarily marketing to teenage girls in the United States. The company sells various product categories to consumers through its Website, direct mail catalogs, and retail stores. It develops, markets, and sells a collection of apparel, dresses, swimwear, footwear, outerwear, and accessories primarily for teenage girls under the dELiA*s name. As of May 3, 2014, the company operated 99 stores. It also develops, markets, and sells third-party brands. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.

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