New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RTW) and ASOS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASOMY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares New York & Company, Inc. and ASOS PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York & Company, Inc. 1.37% 17.23% 5.02%
ASOS PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

New York & Company, Inc. has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASOS PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.3% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of ASOS PLC/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.8% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New York & Company, Inc. and ASOS PLC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New York & Company, Inc. $926.87 million 0.21 $5.67 million $0.10 30.00
ASOS PLC/ADR $2.44 billion 2.01 $81.14 million $0.97 60.16

ASOS PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than New York & Company, Inc.. New York & Company, Inc. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ASOS PLC/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for New York & Company, Inc. and ASOS PLC/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York & Company, Inc. 0 0 0 0 N/A
ASOS PLC/ADR 0 0 4 0 3.00

Summary

ASOS PLC/ADR beats New York & Company, Inc. on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New York & Company, Inc.

RTW Retailwinds, Inc. engages in the online and retail trade of clothes. Its products include pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, active wear, accessories, bags, jewelry, and shoes. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

About ASOS PLC/ADR

ASOS Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online fashion retailer in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Russian Federation. The company offers womenswear, menswear, and sportswear products. It sells approximately 85,000 branded and own-labeled products primarily through its Website, asos.com, as well as through social media platforms and magazines. The company is also involved in payment processing and marketing staff employment businesses. ASOS Plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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