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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Party City Holdco and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Party City Holdco $2.33 billion $364.88 million 12.66
Party City Holdco Competitors $3.37 billion $363.72 million 5.07

Party City Holdco’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Party City Holdco. Party City Holdco 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.

Volatility and Risk

Party City Holdco has a beta of 2.66, suggesting that its stock price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Party City Holdco’s competitors have a beta of 1.24, suggesting that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Party City Holdco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Party City Holdco and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Party City Holdco 4.97% 13.97% 4.09%
Party City Holdco Competitors 22.63% -19.26% 6.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Party City Holdco and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Party City Holdco 0 2 2 0 2.50
Party City Holdco Competitors 335 928 1058 38 2.34

Party City Holdco presently has a consensus target price of $17.33, suggesting a potential upside of 42.66%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 8.23%. Given Party City Holdco’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Party City Holdco is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Party City Holdco beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Party City Holdco

Party City Holdco Inc. is a holding company with no operating assets or operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned PC Nextco Holdings, LLC (PC Nextco), which owned PC Intermediate Holdings, Inc. (PC Intermediate). As of December 31, 2016, PC Intermediate owned Party City Holdings Inc. (PCHI). PCHI or its direct or indirect subsidiaries conduct all of its operating businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale. Its retail operations generate revenue primarily through the sale of its Amscan, Designware, Anagram and Costumes USA party supplies through its Party City stores, Halloween City stores and PartyCity.com. Its wholesale revenues are generated from the sale of party goods for all occasions, including paper and plastic tableware, accessories and novelties, costumes, metallic and latex balloons and stationery.

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