EVINE Live (NASDAQ: EVLV) and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (NASDAQ:OLLI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

EVINE Live has a beta of 3.36, suggesting that its share price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EVINE Live and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVINE Live $647.45 million 0.10 $12.89 million ($0.11) -9.27
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings $967.59 million 2.90 $127.65 million $1.15 39.91

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than EVINE Live. EVINE Live is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.2% of EVINE Live shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of EVINE Live shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.3% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares EVINE Live and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVINE Live -1.08% -8.38% -2.45%
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings 7.60% 10.44% 6.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for EVINE Live and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVINE Live 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings 0 4 5 0 2.56

EVINE Live currently has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 145.10%. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has a consensus price target of $46.57, indicating a potential upside of 1.46%. Given EVINE Live’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe EVINE Live is more favorable than Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings.

Summary

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings beats EVINE Live on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EVINE Live

EVINE Live Inc. is a digital commerce company. The Company operates through the digital commerce retailing segment. The Company offers a mix of brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience through television (TV), online and mobile devices. It operates an around the clock television shopping network, EVINE Live, which is distributed primarily on cable and satellite systems, through which the Company offers brand products in the categories of jewelry and watches, home and consumer electronics, beauty, and fashion and accessories. In addition, it offers a collection of men’s and women’s watches from classic to modern designs. It features home decor, bed and bath textiles, cookware, kitchen electrics, mattresses, tabletop accessories and home furnishings. Its beauty assortment features a range of skincare, cosmetics, hair care, and bath and body products. It also offers a range of apparel, outerwear, intimates, handbags, accessories and footwear.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is a retailer of brand name merchandise. The Company offers customers a selection of brand name products, including food, housewares, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, electronics and toys. Its warehouse format stores feature a range of products, including hardware, personal healthcare, candy, clothing, sporting goods, pet and lawn and garden products. It offers cooking utensils, dishes, appliances, plastic containers, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, coffee, bottled non-carbonated beverages, bedding, towels, curtains, laminate flooring, commercial and residential carpeting, air conditioners, home electronics, cellular accessories, dolls, action figures, puzzles, action figures, puzzles, educational toys, board games, luggage, automotive, seasonal, furniture, summer furniture and lawn and garden. As of January 28, 2017, it had operated 234 stores across 19 contiguous states in the Eastern half of the United States.

Receive News & Stock Ratings for EVINE Live Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for EVINE Live Inc. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.