Reviewing Torrid (NYSE:CURV) and Almost Never Films (OTCMKTS:HLWD)

Torrid (NYSE:CURVGet Rating) and Almost Never Films (OTCMKTS:HLWDGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Torrid and Almost Never Films, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Torrid 0 4 2 0 2.33
Almost Never Films 0 0 0 0 N/A

Torrid presently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 142.49%. Given Torrid’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Torrid is more favorable than Almost Never Films.

Profitability

This table compares Torrid and Almost Never Films’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Torrid -1.47% -45.44% 16.46%
Almost Never Films N/A N/A -77.41%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Torrid shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of Torrid shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 83.1% of Almost Never Films 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Torrid and Almost Never Films’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Torrid $1.28 billion 0.35 -$29.94 million ($0.17) -25.47
Almost Never Films $340,000.00 0.90 -$130,000.00 ($0.02) -2.63

Almost Never Films has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Torrid. Torrid is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Almost Never Films, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Almost Never Films beats Torrid on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Torrid

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Torrid Holdings Inc. operates in women's plus-size apparel and intimates market in North America. The company designs, develops, and merchandises its products under the Torrid and Torrid Curve brand names. It is involved in the sale of tops, bottoms, dresses, denims, activewear, intimates, sleep wear, swim wear, and outerwear products; and non-apparel products comprising accessories, footwear, and beauty products. The company sells its products directly to consumers through its e-commerce platform and its physical stores. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 624 stores in 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Torrid Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in City of Industry, California.

About Almost Never Films

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Almost Never Films Inc. operates as a film company in the United States. The company focuses on film production activities; and the provision of finance and production related services for movies. Almost Never Films Inc. is based in West Hollywood, California.

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