Qurate Retail (NASDAQ:QRTEA) vs. Onion Global (NYSE:OGBLY) Head to Head Survey

Qurate Retail (NASDAQ:QRTEAGet Rating) and Onion Global (NYSE:OGBLYGet 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 institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Qurate Retail has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Onion Global has a beta of -3.38, indicating that its stock price is 438% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.1% of Qurate Retail shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of Onion Global shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of Qurate Retail shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 50.9% of Onion Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qurate Retail and Onion Global’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qurate Retail $12.11 billion 0.04 -$2.59 billion ($6.81) -0.17
Onion Global $401.23 million 0.02 -$55.90 million N/A N/A

Onion Global has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Qurate Retail.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Qurate Retail and Onion Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qurate Retail 1 1 0 0 1.50
Onion Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Qurate Retail currently has a consensus price target of $2.60, suggesting a potential upside of 118.49%. Given Qurate Retail’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Qurate Retail is more favorable than Onion Global.


This table compares Qurate Retail and Onion Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qurate Retail -21.43% 3.28% 0.42%
Onion Global N/A N/A N/A


Qurate Retail beats Onion Global on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qurate Retail

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Qurate Retail, Inc. engages in the business of video and online commerce industries. It operates through the following segments: QxH, QVC International, and Corporate and Others. The QxH segment includes the distribution of live programming, 20 hours per day, 364 days per year, to television households. The QVC International segment focuses on Germany, Austria, Japan, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, and Italy to distribute a shopping experience via broadcast networks, websites, mobile applications, and social pages. The Corporate and Other segment includes its subsidiary, Cornerstone, along with various cost and equity method investments. The company was founded on March 28, 1991, and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

About Onion Global

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Onion Global Limited operates a platform that incubates, markets, and distributes fashionable and future brands in China and internationally. Its platform comprises brand partners that offer various categories of lifestyle products, including beauty products, maternal and baby products, food and beverages, fast fashion, and wellness products. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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