Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG – Get Rating) and Maison Luxe (OTCMKTS:MASN – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Signet Jewelers has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maison Luxe has a beta of 2.33, meaning that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Signet Jewelers and Maison Luxe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Signet Jewelers||$7.83 billion||0.43||$769.90 million||$6.20||11.82|
|Maison Luxe||$17.64 million||0.02||-$2.30 million||($0.15)||-0.02|
Signet Jewelers has higher revenue and earnings than Maison Luxe. Maison Luxe is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Signet Jewelers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Signet Jewelers and Maison Luxe, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Signet Jewelers currently has a consensus price target of $85.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.96%. Given Signet Jewelers’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Signet Jewelers is more favorable than Maison Luxe.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.9% of Signet Jewelers shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Signet Jewelers 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.
Signet Jewelers beats Maison Luxe on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Signet Jewelers
Signet Jewelers Ltd. engages in the retail of diamond jewelry. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Others. The North America segment operates jewelry stores in malls, mall-based kiosks, and off-mall locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The International sells primarily in the UK and Ireland under the H. Samuel and Ernest Jones banners. The Other segment consists of activities related to purchasing and conversion of rough diamonds to polished stones and unallocated corporate administrative functions. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
About Maison Luxe
Maison Luxe, Inc. engages in the delivery of digital video and television content via the Internet. It operates the Clikia App, which includes the interconnected Clikia.com website and Clikia TV.The company was founded on June 20, 2002 and is headquartered in Fort Lee, NJ.
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