Critical Comparison: Golfsmith International Holdings (GOLF) and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV)
Golfsmith International Holdings (NASDAQ: GOLF) and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) are both small-cap services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Golfsmith International Holdings does not pay a dividend. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Golfsmith International Holdings and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Golfsmith International Holdings||0||8||5||0||2.38|
|Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Golfsmith International Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $20.36, indicating a potential upside of 22.27%. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.21%. Given Golfsmith International Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Golfsmith International Holdings is more favorable than Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation.
This table compares Golfsmith International Holdings and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Golfsmith International Holdings||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation||2.30%||11.86%||5.54%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Golfsmith International Holdings and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Golfsmith International Holdings||$1.53 billion||0.81||$174.85 million||N/A||N/A|
|Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation||$1.04 billion||0.17||$58.02 million||$1.10||7.23|
Golfsmith International Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation.
Golfsmith International Holdings beats Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Golfsmith International Holdings
Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc, the parent company of Golfsmith International, Inc, is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company operates as an integrated multi-channel retailer, providing its customers the convenience of shopping in the retail stores across United States, through its Internet site, www.golfsmith.com, and from its catalogs.
About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The Company offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. The Company also offers products online through its e-commerce platform. The Company’s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation, and roller sports. The Company purchases merchandise from sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and apparel manufacturers. It offers various brands, such as adidas, Coleman, Footjoy, JanSport, Rawlings, Spalding, Asics, Columbia, Franklin, Lifetime, Razor, Speedo, Bearpaw, Crocs, Gildan, Mizuno, Rollerblade and Timex. The Company operated 432 stores and an e-commerce platform under the name Big 5 Sporting Goods, as of January 1, 2017.
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