Gaia (NASDAQ: GAIA) and EVINE Live (NASDAQ:EVLV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Gaia and EVINE Live, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gaia presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 41.67%. EVINE Live has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 140.38%. Given EVINE Live’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EVINE Live is more favorable than Gaia.
Volatility and Risk
Gaia has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVINE Live has a beta of 3.32, suggesting that its share price is 232% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
31.6% of Gaia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.0% of EVINE Live shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.8% of Gaia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.2% of EVINE Live shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Gaia and EVINE Live’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Gaia and EVINE Live’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gaia||$19.20 million||9.47||-$15.54 million||$5.91||2.03|
|EVINE Live||$655.64 million||0.10||$13.62 million||($0.11)||-9.45|
EVINE Live has higher revenue and earnings than Gaia. EVINE Live is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gaia, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
EVINE Live beats Gaia on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gaia Company Profile
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.
EVINE Live Company Profile
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.
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