Gaia (NASDAQ: GAIA) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Gaia to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gaia and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaia $21.56 million -$18.78 million 2.05
Gaia Competitors $3.37 billion $365.11 million 5.75

Gaia’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gaia. Gaia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Gaia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaia 392.56% -17.07% -15.46%
Gaia Competitors 21.96% -15.12% 6.27%

Risk and Volatility

Gaia has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaia’s peers have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Gaia and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaia 0 0 1 0 3.00
Gaia Competitors 382 1017 1082 48 2.31

Gaia currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 48.47%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 2.36%. Given Gaia’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gaia is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.4% of Gaia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Gaia peers beat Gaia on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gaia

Gaia, Inc., formerly Gaiam, Inc., is engaged in providing global digital video subscription service. The Company is a global digital video streaming service and online community delivering curated media to its subscribers in over 120 countries. It provides its members access to approximately 7,000 video titles. Its video content is available to its subscribers through online digital streaming on virtually any Internet-connected device on a commercial-free basis. In addition to streaming, the Company’s subscribers can download its video content to their devices, so they can view its content without being actively connected to the Internet. Through the Gaia service, the Company’s subscribers have access to a library of inspiring films, personal growth-related content, documentaries, interviews, yoga classes and fitness. The Company has also created a fitness and yoga-focused version of its video service. The Company also operates a digital versatile disc (DVD) subscription club.

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