Netshoes (CAYMAN) (NASDAQ: NETS) and LightInTheBox Holding Co. (NYSE:LITB) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Netshoes (CAYMAN) and LightInTheBox Holding Co.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Netshoes (CAYMAN) -4.57% N/A N/A
LightInTheBox Holding Co. -3.01% -9.62% -5.61%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Netshoes (CAYMAN) and LightInTheBox Holding Co.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Netshoes (CAYMAN) $572.42 million 0.74 -$3.51 million N/A N/A
LightInTheBox Holding Co. $297.89 million 0.61 -$8.31 million ($0.13) -20.38

Netshoes (CAYMAN) has higher revenue and earnings than LightInTheBox Holding Co..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.6% of LightInTheBox Holding Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Netshoes (CAYMAN) and LightInTheBox Holding Co., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Netshoes (CAYMAN) 0 0 4 0 3.00
LightInTheBox Holding Co. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Netshoes (CAYMAN) currently has a consensus target price of $21.88, suggesting a potential upside of 8.61%. Given Netshoes (CAYMAN)’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Netshoes (CAYMAN) is more favorable than LightInTheBox Holding Co..

Summary

Netshoes (CAYMAN) beats LightInTheBox Holding Co. on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Netshoes (CAYMAN) Company Profile

Netshoes (Cayman) Limited is a sports and lifestyle online retailer in Latin America. The Company focuses on offering an online consumer platform in Latin America. The Company operates through two segments: Brazil and International. The Company operates in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. The Brazil segment consists of retail sales of consumer products from all of its verticals (which includes sales of sporting goods and related garments, as well as fashion and beauty goods) carried out through its sites Netshoes.com.br and Zattini.com.br and third-party sites that it manages, as well as its business to business offline operation. The International segment consists of retail sales of consumer products (mainly sporting goods and related garments) from its sites Netshoes.com.ar and Netshoes.com.mx in Argentina and Mexico.

LightInTheBox Holding Co. Company Profile

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (LightInTheBox) is an online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers a range of products through www.lightinthebox.com, www.miniinthebox.com and its other Websites, as well as mobile applications, which are available in approximately 30 languages. It has over 687,800 product listings. The Company also offers a range of other products in its other general merchandise product category. Its major markets are Europe and North America. The Company’s product offerings include apparel and other general merchandise. Its apparel category includes customized, special occasion apparel and fast fashion. Its other general merchandise category includes small accessories and gadgets, home and garden, electronics and communication devices and other products. The Company has additional Websites for specific products and geographic regions, including www.ouku.com for products targeting its Chinese customer base.

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