Qurate Retail Inc Series A (NASDAQ:QRTEA) and dELiA*s (OTCMKTS:DLIAQ) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series A and dELiA*s’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||$10.38 billion||0.91||$2.44 billion||$3.25||6.47|
This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series A and dELiA*s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||9.88%||22.24%||7.84%|
Risk & Volatility
Qurate Retail Inc Series A has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, dELiA*s has a beta of 3.54, meaning that its stock price is 254% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Qurate Retail Inc Series A and dELiA*s, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series A||1||0||6||0||2.71|
Qurate Retail Inc Series A presently has a consensus price target of $30.34, suggesting a potential upside of 44.22%.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.9% of Qurate Retail Inc Series A shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Qurate Retail Inc Series A shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.8% of dELiA*s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Qurate Retail Inc Series A beats dELiA*s on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Qurate Retail Inc Series A Company Profile
Qurate Retail, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the video and online commerce industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. It markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live televised shopping programs, Websites, and mobile applications to 374 million households worldwide each day. The company also operates as an online retailer offering women's, children's, and men's apparel; and other products, such as home, beauty, and personalized products through its desktop and mobile Websites, and mobile applications. It also operates evite.com, an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Corporation and changed its name to Qurate Retail, Inc. in April 2018. Qurate Retail, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
dELiA*s Company Profile
dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retail company, primarily marketing to teenage girls in the United States. The company sells various product categories to consumers through its Website, direct mail catalogs, and retail stores. It develops, markets, and sells a collection of apparel, dresses, swimwear, footwear, outerwear, and accessories primarily for teenage girls under the dELiA*s name. As of May 3, 2014, the company operated 99 stores. It also develops, markets, and sells third-party brands. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.
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