Comparing Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Winmark (WINA)

Ollie's Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ: OLLI) and Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Ollie's Bargain Outlet and Winmark, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ollie's Bargain Outlet 1 5 7 0 2.46
Winmark 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ollie's Bargain Outlet currently has a consensus target price of $51.08, indicating a potential downside of 9.91%. Given Ollie's Bargain Outlet’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ollie's Bargain Outlet is more favorable than Winmark.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.6% of Ollie's Bargain Outlet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of Winmark shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Ollie's Bargain Outlet shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 37.5% of Winmark shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Winmark pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Ollie's Bargain Outlet does not pay a dividend. Winmark pays out 8.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Ollie's Bargain Outlet and Winmark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ollie's Bargain Outlet 8.17% 10.55% 7.02%
Winmark 33.29% -205.65% 48.53%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ollie's Bargain Outlet and Winmark’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ollie's Bargain Outlet $890.32 million 3.93 $59.76 million $1.28 44.30
Winmark $66.58 million 7.52 $22.21 million $5.25 24.98

Ollie's Bargain Outlet has higher revenue and earnings than Winmark. Winmark is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ollie's Bargain Outlet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Ollie's Bargain Outlet beats Winmark on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Company Profile

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is a retailer of brand name merchandise. The Company offers customers a selection of brand name products, including food, housewares, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, electronics and toys. Its warehouse format stores feature a range of products, including hardware, personal healthcare, candy, clothing, sporting goods, pet and lawn and garden products. It offers cooking utensils, dishes, appliances, plastic containers, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, bedding, towels, curtains, laminate flooring, commercial and residential carpeting, air conditioners, home electronics, cellular accessories, dolls, action figures, puzzles, action figures, puzzles, educational toys, board games, luggage, automotive, seasonal, furniture, summer furniture and lawn and garden. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 234 stores across 19 contiguous states in the Eastern half of the United States.

Winmark Company Profile

Winmark Corporation is a franchisor of five retail store concepts that buy, sell and trade gently used merchandise. The Company operates through two business segments: franchising and leasing. The franchising segment franchises value-oriented retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade and consign merchandise. The leasing segment includes Winmark Capital Corporation, its middle-market equipment leasing business and Wirth Business Credit, Inc., its small-ticket financing business. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 1,186 franchised stores across the United States and Canada. The Company operates a middle-market equipment leasing business through its subsidiary, Winmark Capital Corporation. Its middle-market leasing business serves large and medium-sized businesses and focuses on technology-based assets. Additionally, the Company operates a small-ticket financing business through its subsidiary, Wirth Business Credit, Inc.

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