Wayfair (NYSE: W) is one of 20 public companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Wayfair to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Wayfair and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Wayfair currently has a consensus price target of $85.90, indicating a potential upside of 24.28%. As a group, “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies have a potential upside of 2.53%. Given Wayfair’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Wayfair is more favorable than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
Wayfair has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wayfair’s peers have a beta of 1.72, indicating that their average stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
71.1% of Wayfair shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.5% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.8% of Wayfair shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 34.4% of shares of all “Catalog & mail-order houses” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Wayfair and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Wayfair and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Wayfair’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Wayfair. Wayfair is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Wayfair peers beat Wayfair on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Wayfair Company Profile
Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers approximately 10 million products for the home sector under various brands. It offers a selection of furniture, décor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal décor, and other home goods through its sites, such as Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, DwellStudio, Perigold, and Birch Lane. Wayfair Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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