European Wax Center (NASDAQ:EWCZ – Get a rating) and Spark Networks (NYSE: LOV – Get a rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of European Wax Center and Spark Networks.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|European Wax Center||3.31%||9.60%||5.30%|
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of European Wax Center and Spark Networks.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|European Wax Center||$178.68 million||8.36||-$3.41 million||$0.12||196.08|
|Spark Networks||$216.90 million||0.04||-$68.15 million||($6.91)||-0.48|
European Wax Center has higher revenue, but lower revenue than Spark Networks. Spark Networks trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than European Wax Center, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of the current ratings and target prices for European Wax Center and Spark Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|European Wax Center||0||2||6||0||2.75|
|Spark Networks||0||0||0||0||N / A|
European Wax Center currently has a consensus price target of $31.29, indicating a potential upside of 32.96%. Given the likely higher upside of European Wax Center, equity research analysts clearly believe that European Wax Center is more favorable than Spark Networks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.4% of European Wax Center shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of European Wax Center shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 2.7% of Spark Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
European Wax Center beats Spark Networks on 11 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About the European Wax Center (Get a rating)
European Wax Center, Inc. operates as a holding company for EWC Ventures, LLC which franchises and operates out-of-home waxing services in the United States. The company sells facial and body hair removal products to franchisees. She offers Brazilian, body, brow, facial hair and quick hair removal services, as well as men’s related services; and laser hair removal, sugaring and threading services, as well as home solutions, such as shaving, chemical creams, epilators, home laser hair removal and hair removal wax at home. The Company also provides pre- and post-service products, including ingrown hair serums, exfoliating gels, eyebrow shapers and skin treatments, as well as distributes retail products to its franchisees for sale in centers and sells directly to consumers through the website. . As of December 25, 2021, it had a portfolio of centers operating at 853 sites, of which 848 are franchise centers and five directly owned centers. European Wax Center, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
About Spark Networks (Get a rating)
Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications. He focuses on catering to 40+ demographic and religious communities in North America and other international markets. The Company operates its dating platforms under the brands Zoosk, EliteSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, JSwipe and SilverSingles. Spark Networks SE is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
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