Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) and Firstime Design (OTCMKTS:FTDL) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This table compares Movado Group and Firstime Design’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk & Volatility
Movado Group has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Firstime Design has a beta of -0.22, meaning that its share price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Movado Group and Firstime Design, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Movado Group pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Firstime Design does not pay a dividend. Movado Group pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.3% of Movado Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.6% of Movado Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of Firstime Design shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Movado Group and Firstime Design’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Movado Group has higher revenue and earnings than Firstime Design.
Movado Group beats Firstime Design on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Movado Group
Movado Group, Inc. designs, develops, sources, markets, and distributes fine watches in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The company offers its watches under the Coach, Concord, Ebel, Olivia Burton, Rebecca Minkoff and Uri Minkoff, Scuderia Ferrari, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Movado, and Tommy Hilfiger brand names. It also provides after-sales and shipping service. As of January 31, 2018, the company operated 40 retail outlet locations. Its customers include jewelry store chains, department stores, independent regional jewelers, licensors' retail stores, and a network of independent distributors. The company was formerly known as North American Watch Corporation and changed its name to Movado Group, Inc. in 1996. Movado Group, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is based in Paramus, New Jersey.
About Firstime Design
FirsTime Design Limited, through its subsidiaries, designs, imports, and distributes home goods and other sleep environment products in the United States. It provides clocks, headboards, tables, lamps, armoires, and folding beds. It sells its products through various retailers, as well as through a network of e-commerce channels. The company was formerly known as The Middleton Doll Company. FirsTime Design Limited is based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
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