Gaia (NASDAQ: GAIA) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gaia to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Gaia and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Gaia currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.46%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.22%. Given Gaia’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Gaia is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Gaia and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Gaia has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaia’s rivals have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gaia and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Gaia’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gaia. Gaia 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
31.4% of Gaia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Gaia, Inc., formerly Gaiam, Inc., is engaged in providing global digital video subscription service. The Company is a global digital video streaming service and online community delivering curated media to its subscribers in over 120 countries. It provides its members access to approximately 7,000 video titles. Its video content is available to its subscribers through online digital streaming on virtually any Internet-connected device on a commercial-free basis. In addition to streaming, the Company’s subscribers can download its video content to their devices, so they can view its content without being actively connected to the Internet. Through the Gaia service, the Company’s subscribers have access to a library of inspiring films, personal growth-related content, documentaries, interviews, yoga classes and fitness. The Company has also created a fitness and yoga-focused version of its video service. The Company also operates a digital versatile disc (DVD) subscription club.
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