Golfsmith International Holdings (NASDAQ: GOLF) and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings (NASDAQ:SPWH) are both sports & outdoors retailers companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.5% of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golfsmith International Holdings and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golfsmith International Holdings N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) N/A
Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings $779.96 million 0.22 $29.66 million $0.54 7.41

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Golfsmith International Holdings. Golfsmith International Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Golfsmith International Holdings and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings’ 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
Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings 2.94% 90.52% 6.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Golfsmith International Holdings and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golfsmith International Holdings 0 8 5 0 2.38
Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings 0 4 4 0 2.50

Golfsmith International Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $20.36, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings has a consensus price target of $6.81, suggesting a potential upside of 70.31%. Given Golfsmith International Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Golfsmith International Holdings is more favorable than Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings.

Summary

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings beats Golfsmith International Holdings on 8 of the 10 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 Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. is an outdoor sporting goods retailer. The Company has outdoor specialty store base in the Western United States and Alaska. The Company has over 70 stores across approximately 20 states, which are located in power, neighborhood and lifestyle centers. The Company also operates several single-unit, standalone locations. Its stores average approximately 44,000 gross square feet. Its stores include locally relevant features, such as a fishing board at the entrance that displays fishing conditions in local lakes and rivers with coordinating gear in end-cap displays in the fishing aisles. The Company engages its customers through in-store features, such as the Braggin Board, various contests (such as Bucks & Bulls and Fish Alaska), and customer-owned taxidermy displays on the walls. It also hosts in-store programs, such as ladies night and a range of instructional seminars, from Dutch oven cooking to choosing the right binocular.

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