Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) and Victoria’s Secret (NYSE:VSCO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Chico’s FAS and Victoria’s Secret, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Chico’s FAS and Victoria’s Secret’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chico’s FAS||$1.32 billion||0.45||-$360.14 million||($1.38)||-3.54|
Victoria’s Secret has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Chico’s FAS.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
77.3% of Chico’s FAS shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Chico’s FAS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Chico’s FAS and Victoria’s Secret’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Victoria’s Secret beats Chico’s FAS on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Chico’s FAS Company Profile
Chico’s FAS, Inc. engages in the retail of women’s private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy apparel, intimates, and complementary accessories. The firm’s product portfolio consists of the following brands: Chico’s, Soma, and White House Black Market. It also operates boutiques, retail stores, and websites to sell the products. The company was founded by Helene B. Gralnick and Marvin L. Gralnick in 1983 and is headquartered in Fort Myers, FL.
Victoria’s Secret Company Profile
Victoria’s Secret & Co. is an intimate specialty retailer offering assortment of modern, fashion-inspired collections including signature bras, panties, lingerie, casual sleepwear and athleisure, as well as prestige fragrances and body care. Victoria’s Secret & Co. is based in COLUMBUS, Ohio.
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