BARK (NYSE:BARK – Get Rating) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare BARK to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
BARK has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BARK’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
40.6% of BARK shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BARK and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BARK||$507.41 million||-$68.30 million||-3.04|
|BARK Competitors||$7.60 billion||$13.49 million||3.96|
BARK’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BARK. BARK is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for BARK and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BARK presently has a consensus target price of $11.33, suggesting a potential upside of 676.26%. As a group, “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 41.71%. Given BARK’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe BARK is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares BARK and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
BARK competitors beat BARK on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
BARK Company Profile (Get Rating)
BARK Inc., a dog-centric company, provides products, services, and content for dogs. It operates in two segments, Direct to Consumer and Commerce. The company serves dogs through monthly subscription services. It is also involved in the design of playstyle-specific toys, satisfying treats, personal meal plans with supplements, and dog-first experiences designed to foster health and happiness of dogs everywhere. In addition, the company offers monthly themed box of toys and treats under the BarkBox and Super Chewer names; personalized meal plans under the BARK Food name; health and wellness products under the BARK Bright name; and dog beds, bowls, collars, harnesses, and leashes under the BARK Home brand. Further, the company sells BARK Home products through BarkShop.com. Additionally, it offers custom collections through online marketplaces, and brick and mortar retailers. The company was formerly known as The Original BARK Company and changed its name to BARK, Inc. in November 2021. BARK Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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