Stein Mart (NASDAQ: SMRT) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Stein Mart to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Stein Mart and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stein Mart||$1.33 billion||$326,000.00||-1.98|
|Stein Mart Competitors||$3.37 billion||$449.09 million||21.05|
Stein Mart’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Stein Mart. Stein Mart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Stein Mart pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.8%. Stein Mart pays out -27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 54.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Stein Mart is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Stein Mart and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Stein Mart Competitors||2.18%||4.52%||5.17%|
Risk & Volatility
Stein Mart has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stein Mart’s peers have a beta of 0.77, indicating that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
33.0% of Stein Mart shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.7% of Stein Mart shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stein Mart and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Stein Mart Competitors||516||2985||2909||84||2.39|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 5.11%. Given Stein Mart’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stein Mart has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Stein Mart peers beat Stein Mart on 7 of the 11 factors compared.
About Stein Mart
Stein Mart, Inc. is a national retailer offering the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a department or specialty store. The Company offers apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes and home fashions. The Company’s target customers are women over 45 years old. The Company operates approximately 280 stores in over 30 states and an Internet store. Its stores are located in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Texas and the Southwest. It is concentrated in the Southeast and Texas where over 180 of its stores are located. The Company’s stores offer a range of services, such as merchandise locator service, a Preferred Customer program, co-branded and private label credit card programs, and electronic gift cards. The Company’s merchants purchase products from approximately 1,200 vendors. It leases all of its store locations, generally for approximately 10 years with options to extend the lease term for over two or five year periods.
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