Petmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) and HealthWarehouse.com (OTCMKTS:HEWA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.0% of Petmed Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Petmed Express shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of HealthWarehouse.com shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Petmed Express and HealthWarehouse.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Petmed Express and HealthWarehouse.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Petmed Express presently has a consensus target price of $40.50, suggesting a potential downside of 11.46%. Given Petmed Express’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Petmed Express is more favorable than HealthWarehouse.com.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Petmed Express and HealthWarehouse.com’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Petmed Express||$273.80 million||3.44||$37.28 million||$1.82||25.13|
Petmed Express has higher revenue and earnings than HealthWarehouse.com.
Volatility & Risk
Petmed Express has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HealthWarehouse.com has a beta of -4.26, suggesting that its share price is 526% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Petmed Express pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. HealthWarehouse.com does not pay a dividend. Petmed Express pays out 54.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Petmed Express beats HealthWarehouse.com on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Petmed Express
PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. The company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, health products, and supplies for dogs and cats to retail customers. It provides non-prescription medications and supplies, such as flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, including heartworm preventatives, flea and tick preventatives, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain medications, antibiotics, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes. The company also sells food, beds, crates, stairs, strollers, and other pet supplies through its Website. It markets its products through Internet; telephone contact center; and direct mail/print through 1-800-PetMeds catalogs, brochures, and postcards under various brands. PetMed Express, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.
HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. operates an online mail order pharmacy. The company markets a range of generic, brand name, and pet prescription medicines, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medications and products. It sells its products in 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States to focus on the out-of-pocket prescription drug market. The company sells prescription medications and OTC products to individual consumers over the Internet. HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. is headquartered in Florence, Kentucky.
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