Waldencast (NASDAQ:WALD – Get Rating) and CCA Industries (OTCMKTS:CAWW – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
Waldencast has a beta of -0.68, suggesting that its share price is 168% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CCA Industries has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Waldencast and CCA Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CCA Industries||$13.84 million||0.44||-$600,000.00||($0.11)||-8.45|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.0% of CCA Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.1% of CCA Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Waldencast and CCA Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Waldencast and CCA Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Waldencast presently has a consensus price target of $12.63, indicating a potential upside of 26.25%. Given Waldencast’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Waldencast is more favorable than CCA Industries.
CCA Industries beats Waldencast on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Waldencast plc, a skincare company, develops, markets, and sells skin health products worldwide. The company offers approximately 200 cosmetic, over-the-counter, and prescription products under the Obagi Medical, Obagi Clinical, and Obagi Professional brands; and a Skintrinsiq device for use in facial treatments that is used by physicians' offices, spas, and aestheticians. It sells its products to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other physicians who focuses on aesthetic and therapeutic skincare, including physicians on site at medical spas, through its direct sales force; and through distribution partners. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in White Plains, New York.
About CCA Industries
CCA Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes health and beauty aid products in the United States and internationally. It offers oral health-care products under the Plus+White brand; skin-care products under the Sudden Change and Porcelana brand names; nail treatments under the brand name of Nutra Nail; medicated topical and shave gels under the Bikini Zone brand; depilatories under the Hair Off brand and; perfumes under the brand name of Sunset Cafe. The company markets its products to drug, food, and mass-merchandise retail chains; warehouse clubs; and wholesale beauty-aids through independent sales representatives and distributors, as well as through Internet. CCA Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
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