Financial Analysis: XpresSpa Group (XSPA) versus Its Peers

XpresSpa Group (NASDAQ: XSPA) is one of 24 public companies in the “Patent owners & lessors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare XpresSpa Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.4% of XpresSpa Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.2% of shares of all “Patent owners & lessors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of XpresSpa Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of shares of all “Patent owners & lessors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares XpresSpa Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
XpresSpa Group $48.82 million -$28.84 million -0.45
XpresSpa Group Competitors $169.39 million $6.93 million 3.75

XpresSpa Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than XpresSpa Group. XpresSpa Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

XpresSpa Group has a beta of -0.64, indicating that its share price is 164% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XpresSpa Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.70, indicating that their average share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares XpresSpa Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XpresSpa Group -92.08% -34.38% -24.43%
XpresSpa Group Competitors -133.51% -65.06% -47.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for XpresSpa Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XpresSpa Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
XpresSpa Group Competitors 80 294 590 11 2.55

XpresSpa Group currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 804.70%. As a group, “Patent owners & lessors” companies have a potential upside of 22.59%. Given XpresSpa Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe XpresSpa Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

XpresSpa Group beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

XpresSpa Group Company Profile

XpresSpa Group, Inc. operates as a health and wellness company in the United States and internationally. It offers spa services, as well as luxury travel products and accessories to air travelers. The company was formerly known as FORM Holdings Corp. and changed its name to XpresSpa Group, Inc. in January 2018. XpresSpa Group, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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