Hour Loop (NASDAQ:HOUR) and Dingdong (Cayman) (NYSE:DDL) Critical Survey

Hour Loop (NASDAQ:HOURGet Rating) and Dingdong (Cayman) (NYSE:DDLGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hour Loop and Dingdong (Cayman), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hour Loop 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dingdong (Cayman) 1 0 2 0 2.33

Dingdong (Cayman) has a consensus price target of $5.60, suggesting a potential upside of 19.40%. Given Dingdong (Cayman)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dingdong (Cayman) is more favorable than Hour Loop.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hour Loop and Dingdong (Cayman)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hour Loop $62.79 million 1.95 $4.78 million N/A N/A
Dingdong (Cayman) $3.16 billion 0.35 -$1.01 billion ($10.32) -0.45

Hour Loop has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dingdong (Cayman).


This table compares Hour Loop and Dingdong (Cayman)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hour Loop N/A N/A N/A
Dingdong (Cayman) -25.29% N/A -56.10%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.1% of Dingdong (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. 95.1% of Hour Loop shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Hour Loop beats Dingdong (Cayman) on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hour Loop

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Hour Loop, Inc., an online retailer, engages in e-commerce retailing in the United States. The company sells home/garden d├ęcor, toys, kitchenware, apparel, and electronics products. It sells its products through hourloop.com, amazon.com, and walmart.com. Hour Loop, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

About Dingdong (Cayman)

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Dingdong (Cayman) Limited operates an e-commerce company in China. The company offers fresh produce, meat, seafood, prepared food, and other food products, such as dairy and bakery products, snacks, oil, seasonings, and beverages. It operates as a self-operated online retail business primarily through Dingdong Fresh. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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