Coastal Contacts (NASDAQ: COA) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Coastal Contacts to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
Insider and 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Coastal Contacts and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||$2.16 billion||$108.20 million||198.88|
Coastal Contacts’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Coastal Contacts. Coastal Contacts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Coastal Contacts and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||-3.76%||-14.82%||3.97%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Coastal Contacts and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Coastal Contacts Competitors||369||1009||1101||41||2.32|
As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 11.40%. Given Coastal Contacts’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Coastal Contacts has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Coastal Contacts rivals beat Coastal Contacts on 6 of the 8 factors compared.
Coastal Contacts Company Profile
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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