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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Golfsmith International Holdings and Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 0.26 $29.66 million $0.54 8.67

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 Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent 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 3 5 0 2.63

Golfsmith International Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.89%. Given Golfsmith International Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Golfsmith International Holdings is more favorable than Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.0% of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings beats Golfsmith International Holdings on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Golfsmith International Holdings Company Profile

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.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Company Profile

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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