Comparing New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) & The Talbots (NYSE:TLB)

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A
New York & Company, Inc. 0.61% 8.17% 2.09%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for The Talbots and New York & Company, Inc., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Talbots 0 0 0 0 N/A
New York & Company, Inc. 0 0 1 0 3.00

New York & Company, Inc. has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.63%. Given New York & Company, Inc.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New York & Company, Inc. is more favorable than The Talbots.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.1% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New York & Company, Inc. $926.87 million 0.28 $5.68 million $0.10 39.80

New York & Company, Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than The Talbots.

Summary

New York & Company, Inc. beats The Talbots on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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