NEXT (OTCMKTS:NXGPF) and Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) Critical Survey

NEXT (OTCMKTS:NXGPFGet Free Report) and Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURLGet Free Report) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares NEXT and Burlington Stores’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NEXT N/A N/A N/A
Burlington Stores 3.18% 42.95% 4.90%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NEXT and Burlington Stores’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NEXT N/A N/A N/A $3.87 27.50
Burlington Stores $8.70 billion 1.44 $230.12 million $4.55 42.69

Burlington Stores has higher revenue and earnings than NEXT. NEXT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Burlington Stores, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for NEXT and Burlington Stores, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NEXT 0 3 2 0 2.40
Burlington Stores 1 2 12 0 2.73

Burlington Stores has a consensus target price of $207.83, indicating a potential upside of 6.99%. Given Burlington Stores’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Burlington Stores is more favorable than NEXT.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.2% of NEXT shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Burlington Stores shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Burlington Stores beats NEXT on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NEXT

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NEXT plc engages in the retail of clothing, beauty, footwear, and home products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through NEXT Retail; NEXT Online; NEXT Finance; Total Platform; Joules; Property Management; and International Retail, Sourcing, and other segments. It operates through retail stores, online retail platform, and franchise stores. The company also offers consumer credit; NEXT branded products; and women's, men's, children's, homeware, and beauty products under the LABEL brand, and other third-party brands. In addition, it provides property management services, including holding and lease of properties. The company was formerly known as J Hepworth & Son and changed its name to NEXT plc in 1986. NEXT plc was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Enderby, the United Kingdom.

About Burlington Stores

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Burlington Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of branded apparel products in the United States. The company provides fashion-focused merchandise, including women's ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, footwear, accessories, toys, gifts, and coats, as well as baby, home, and beauty products. It operates stores under the Burlington Stores, and Cohoes Fashions brand names in Puerto Rico. Burlington Stores, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey.

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