Reviewing Kingfisher (KGFHY) and CafePress (PRSS)

Kingfisher (OTCMKTS: KGFHY) and CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Dividends

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Kingfisher pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CafePress does not pay a dividend. Kingfisher pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Kingfisher and CafePress’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kingfisher N/A N/A N/A
CafePress -11.97% -27.04% -21.14%

Volatility and Risk

Kingfisher has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CafePress has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Kingfisher and CafePress, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kingfisher 0 1 2 0 2.67
CafePress 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Kingfisher shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.1% of CafePress shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.3% of CafePress shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kingfisher and CafePress’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kingfisher $15.02 billion 0.61 $624.88 million $0.66 12.74
CafePress $85.68 million 0.27 -$10.25 million ($0.61) -2.28

Kingfisher has higher revenue and earnings than CafePress. CafePress is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kingfisher, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Kingfisher beats CafePress on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kingfisher

Kingfisher plc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies home improvement products and services through a network of retail stores and other channels located primarily in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The company offers garden furnishing, exterior lighting, performance hand and power tools, heating and cooling systems, security and water treatment products, air treatment products, and communication products. It also engages in the property investment, sourcing, finance, and IT services businesses. The company operates approximately 1,200 stores in 10 countries across Europe under the B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, and Koctas brands. It also offers its products through various channels, such as online, mobile, call centers, and catalogues. Kingfisher plc was founded in 1982 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

About CafePress

CafePress Inc. operates as retailer of personalized products in the United States and internationally. The company offers gifts and accessories, including T-shirts and apparel; mugs and drinkware; and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. It conducts its business on its primary United States based domain, CafePress.com; and operates CafePress branded Websites for the markets in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The company also sells CafePress branded products through other online retail partners. The company was formerly known as CafePress.com, Inc. and changed its name to CafePress Inc. in June 2011. CafePress Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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