Reviewing 1-800-Flowers (FLWS) & Titan Machinery (TITN)

1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ: FLWS) and Titan Machinery (NASDAQ:TITN) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

1-800-Flowers has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Titan Machinery has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 1-800-Flowers and Titan Machinery’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
1-800-Flowers $1.19 billion 0.67 $44.04 million $0.43 28.84
Titan Machinery $1.20 billion 0.37 -$7.04 million ($0.12) -167.92

1-800-Flowers has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Titan Machinery. Titan Machinery is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 1-800-Flowers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for 1-800-Flowers and Titan Machinery, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1-800-Flowers 1 4 3 0 2.25
Titan Machinery 0 2 2 0 2.50

1-800-Flowers currently has a consensus target price of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 2.82%. Titan Machinery has a consensus target price of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 17.45%. Given Titan Machinery’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Titan Machinery is more favorable than 1-800-Flowers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.2% of 1-800-Flowers shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.5% of Titan Machinery shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.2% of 1-800-Flowers shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of Titan Machinery shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares 1-800-Flowers and Titan Machinery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1-800-Flowers 4.91% 9.86% 5.19%
Titan Machinery -0.59% -0.89% -0.35%

Summary

1-800-Flowers beats Titan Machinery on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

1-800-Flowers Company Profile

1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides gourmet food and floral gifts for various occasions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Consumer Floral; Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets; and BloomNet Wire Service. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candies, wine, and gift-quality fruits, as well as balloons, candles, keepsake gifts, and plush stuffed animals. It also provides floral wire service through mybloomnet.net; gourmet gifts, such as fruits and other gourmet items through 1-877-322-1200 or harryanddavid.com; popcorn and specialty treats through 1-800-541-2676 or thepopcornfactory.com; cookies and baked gifts from 1-800-443-8124 or cheryls.com; gift baskets and towers from 1800baskets.com; English muffins and other breakfast treats from 1-800-999-1910 or wolfermans.com; carved fresh fruit arrangements from fruitbouquets.com; and steaks and chops from stockyards.com. The company offers its products to consumers and wholesalers. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Carle Place, New York.

Titan Machinery Company Profile

Titan Machinery Inc. owns and operates a network of full-service agricultural and construction equipment stores. It operates through three segments: Agriculture, Construction, and International. The company sells new and used equipment, including agricultural and construction equipment manufactured under the CNH family of brands, as well as equipment from various other manufacturers. Its agricultural equipment comprise tractors, combines and attachments, application equipment and sprayers, planting and seeding equipment, tillage equipment, hay and forage equipment, and precision farming technology and related equipment for use in the production of food, fiber, feed grain, and renewable energy; and home and garden applications, as well as maintenance of commercial, residential, and government properties. The company's construction equipment include compact track loaders, compaction equipment, cranes, crawler dozers, excavators, forklifts, loader/backhoes, loader/tool carriers, motor graders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, and wheel loaders for commercial and residential construction, road and highway construction machinery, and mining operations equipment. It also sells maintenance and replacement parts. In addition, the company offers repair and maintenance services that include warranty repairs, on-site and off-site repair services, and scheduling off-season maintenance services, as well as notifies customers of periodic service requirements; provides training programs to customers; and sells extended warranty services. Further, it rents equipment; and provides ancillary equipment support services. The company operates in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, the United States; and Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Ukraine, Europe. Titan Machinery Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota.

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