Almost Never Films (OTCMKTS:HLWD) and Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Almost Never Films has a beta of -0.82, indicating that its share price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tilly’s has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Almost Never Films and Tilly’s’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Almost Never Films $10,000.00 624.24 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A
Tilly’s $576.90 million 0.88 $14.70 million $0.65 26.60

Tilly’s has higher revenue and earnings than Almost Never Films.

Profitability

This table compares Almost Never Films and Tilly’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Almost Never Films N/A -150.11% -21.41%
Tilly’s 4.41% 15.08% 8.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.7% of Tilly’s shares are held by institutional investors. 83.1% of Almost Never Films shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.3% of Tilly’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Almost Never Films and Tilly’s, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Almost Never Films 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tilly’s 0 1 4 0 2.80

Tilly’s has a consensus price target of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 30.13%. Given Tilly’s’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tilly’s is more favorable than Almost Never Films.

Summary

Tilly’s beats Almost Never Films on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Almost Never Films Company Profile

Almost Never Films Inc. operates as a film company in the United States. It focuses on film production activities; and the provision of production related services. The company is based in West Hollywood, California.

Tilly’s Company Profile

Tilly's, Inc. retails casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women, and boys and girls in the United States. Its apparel merchandise includes tops, outerwear, bottoms, and dresses; and accessories merchandise comprises backpacks, hats, sunglasses, headphones, handbags, watches, jewelry, and others. The company also provides third-party merchandise assortment across its various product categories. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 219 stores in 32 states. The company also sells its products through its e-commerce Website, tillys.com. Tilly's, Inc.was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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