Container Store (The) (NYSE: TCS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Container Store (The) to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Container Store (The) and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Container Store (The) 1 3 1 0 2.00
Container Store (The) Competitors 384 1027 1084 48 2.31

Container Store (The) currently has a consensus price target of $5.38, indicating a potential upside of 29.52%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.85%. Given Container Store (The)’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Container Store (The) is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Container Store (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Container Store (The) 1.13% 5.34% 1.49%
Container Store (The) Competitors 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Container Store (The) and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Container Store (The) $825.55 million $70.50 million 21.84
Container Store (The) Competitors $3.38 billion $365.30 million 5.12

Container Store (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Container Store (The). Container Store (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Container Store (The) has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Container Store (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.1% of Container Store (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 65.7% of Container Store (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Container Store (The) competitors beat Container Store (The) on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Container Store (The)

The Container Store Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of storage and organization products. The Company’s segments include The Container Store (TCS), Elfa and Corporate/Other. The Company’s TCS segment consists of its retail stores, Website and call center, as well as its installation and organizational services business. The Company’s Elfa segment includes the manufacturing business that produces the elfa brand products that are sold domestically, exclusively through the TCS segment, as well as throughout Europe. Its Swedish subsidiary, Elfa International AB (Elfa), designs and manufactures component-based shelving and drawer systems and made-to-measure sliding doors. It merchandises over 11,000 products in each of its stores and online. Its stores are organized into various lifestyle departments, which include Bath, Box, Closets, Collections, Containers, Custom Closets, Food Storage, Gift Packaging, Hooks, Kitchen, Laundry, Office, Shelving, Storage, Trash and Travel.

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