Comparing Lightinthebox (LITB) and Youngevity International (YGYI)

Lightinthebox (NYSE:LITB) and Youngevity International (NASDAQ:YGYI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.5% of Lightinthebox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Youngevity International shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.2% of Lightinthebox shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 63.3% of Youngevity International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Lightinthebox and Youngevity International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lightinthebox 0 0 0 0 N/A
Youngevity International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Youngevity International has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%. Given Youngevity International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Youngevity International is more favorable than Lightinthebox.


This table compares Lightinthebox and Youngevity International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lightinthebox -14.81% -100.23% -44.64%
Youngevity International -10.85% -150.83% -24.02%

Volatility & Risk

Lightinthebox has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its share price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youngevity International has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lightinthebox and Youngevity International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lightinthebox $319.88 million 0.16 -$9.54 million N/A N/A
Youngevity International $165.70 million 1.04 -$12.67 million N/A N/A

Lightinthebox has higher revenue and earnings than Youngevity International.


Youngevity International beats Lightinthebox on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lightinthebox Company Profile

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as an online retail company worldwide. It provides apparel products, including customized, special occasion, and fast fashion apparel products; and other general merchandise products, such as accessories and gadgets, home and garden products, electronics and communication devices, and other products. The company offers its products through,,, and other Websites, as well as through mobile applications; and sells its products through online marketplace platforms. It also provides logistic and marketing services; and mobile application software development and information technology support services. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

Youngevity International Company Profile

Youngevity International, Inc. develops and distributes health and nutrition related products and services through independent direct selling network in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Direct Selling and Commercial Coffee. The company offers approximately 5,500 products, including nutritional, vitamin, mineral, herbal, liquid, and dietary supplements; apparel; fashion and jewelry accessories; digital products; and packaged foods. It also provides automotive fuel additive, organic food and beverage, performance and energy, health and wellness, tea, weight loss, gourmet coffee, skincare and cosmetic, jewelry, beauty, and pet supplement products; and lifestyle products, such as spa, home, and garden products. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes essential-oil based nontoxic cleaning and care products for personal, home, and professional use. Further, it produces and sells coffee products under Café La Rica, Café Alma, Josie's Java House, Javalution Urban Grind, Javalution Daily Grind, and Javalution Royal Roast brand names. The company sells coffee products to wellness and retirement centers, and various cruise lines and cruise line distributors through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to the consumers under the JavaFit brand. Youngevity International, Inc. also markets its products through a range of consumer Websites, such as;;;;;;;;; and The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. Youngevity International, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chula Vista, California.

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