Coastal Contacts (NASDAQ: COA) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Coastal Contacts to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.0% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Coastal Contacts and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||198||821||900||25||2.39|
As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 12.31%. Given Coastal Contacts’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Coastal Contacts has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Coastal Contacts and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||$2.16 billion||$108.20 million||73.33|
Coastal Contacts’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Coastal Contacts. Coastal Contacts 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.
This table compares Coastal Contacts and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||1.24%||-8.96%||7.01%|
Coastal Contacts competitors beat Coastal Contacts on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
About Coastal Contacts
Coastal Contacts Inc. is an online retailer of eyewear serving markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company operates in two primary product segments: contact lenses and glasses. The Company has approximately nine stores in Canada and Sweden. It sells contact lenses manufactured by multinational companies, such as Vistakon (a division of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc.), Alcon, Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Coopervision Inc. Its products are offered for sale by telephone, e9 mail, through its Websites, which include www.ClearlyContacts.ca, www.ClearlyContacts.com.au, www.ClearlyContacts.co.nz, www.LensWay.se, www.LensWay.fi, www.LensWay.nl, www.LensWay.no, www.LensWay.co.uk, and www.ContactSan.com or at one of its nine physical retail locations. In April 2014, the Company announced that Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique), S.A. (Essilor) has indirectly acquired the interest of Coastal.com.
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