Financial Review: Nautilus (NLS) and Anta Sports (ANPDF)

Nautilus (NYSE: NLS) and Anta Sports (OTCMKTS:ANPDF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Nautilus and Anta Sports, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nautilus 0 3 4 0 2.57
Anta Sports 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nautilus presently has a consensus price target of $17.86, indicating a potential upside of 12.66%. Given Nautilus’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Nautilus is more favorable than Anta Sports.

Risk & Volatility

Nautilus has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anta Sports has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nautilus and Anta Sports’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nautilus $406.18 million 1.19 $26.26 million $0.88 18.01
Anta Sports $2.47 billion 6.27 $457.02 million $0.17 33.94

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


This table compares Nautilus and Anta Sports’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nautilus 6.68% 15.45% 8.67%
Anta Sports N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.7% of Nautilus shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Nautilus shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Nautilus beats Anta Sports on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc., a consumer fitness products company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio products, treadmills, elliptical machine, bike products, strength products, home gyms, dumbbells, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brands. In addition, it engages in licensing its brands and intellectual properties. The company offers its products directly to consumers through television advertising, catalogs, and the Internet; and through a network of retail companies consisting of sporting goods stores, Internet retailers, and large-format and warehouse stores, as well as specialty retailers and independent bike dealers. Nautilus, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

About Anta Sports

ANTA Sports Products Limited designs, researches, develops, manufactures, markets, trades in, and retails sporting footwear, apparel, and accessories in the People's Republic of China. The company offers sportswear, including running, boxing, basketball, female fitness, cross-training, skiing, soccer, football, outdoor, and lifestyle products, as well as sports fashion clothing, kid's sports fashion clothing and sportswear, and leisure footwear products under the DESCENTE, FILA, FILA KIDS, KINGKOW, KOLON SPORT, SPRANDI, ANTA, and ANTA KIDS brands. It also provides management, product design, logistics, and information technology services; manufactures shoe soles; and holds trademarks. The company offers its products through street stores, shopping malls, department stores, outlet stores, and e-commerce platforms, as well as online. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 9,467 ANTA stores; 1,086 FILA stores; and 64 DESCENTE stores. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Jinjiang, the People's Republic of China. ANTA Sports Products Limited is a subsidiary of Anta International Group Holdings Limited.

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