Head-To-Head Survey: Coty (COTY) and Divine skin. (DSKX)

Coty (NYSE: COTY) and Divine skin. (OTCMKTS:DSKX) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Coty and Divine skin.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coty $7.65 billion 1.79 -$422.20 million $0.63 29.05
Divine skin. $12.95 million 0.00 -$6.93 million N/A N/A

Divine skin. has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Coty.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.2% of Coty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Divine skin. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Coty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.4% of Divine skin. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Coty and Divine skin., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coty 2 6 7 0 2.33
Divine skin. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Coty presently has a consensus target price of $19.71, indicating a potential upside of 7.73%. Given Coty’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Coty is more favorable than Divine skin..

Profitability

This table compares Coty and Divine skin.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coty -4.15% 4.45% 1.82%
Divine skin. -62.31% -1,304.25% -117.85%

Dividends

Coty pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Divine skin. does not pay a dividend. Coty pays out 79.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Coty has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Coty has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Divine skin. has a beta of 8.61, suggesting that its stock price is 761% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Coty beats Divine skin. on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Coty Company Profile

Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes beauty products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer Beauty, Luxury, and Professional Beauty. The Consumer Beauty segment offers color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care products, and mass fragrances primarily through hypermarkets, supermarkets, drug stores and pharmacies, mid-tier department stores, and traditional food and drug retailers, as well as own branded e-commerce and direct to consumer Websites. The Luxury segment provides prestige fragrances, and premium skincare and cosmetics products across various regions and luxury channels, including upscale perfumeries, upscale department stores and duty-free shops, and travel retail sales channels. The Professional Beauty segment offers hair and nail care, and other salon products to nail and hair salons, nail and hair professionals, and professionals stores. The company markets and sells its products under the Astor, Bourjois, Clairol, Coty, COVERGIRL, Joop!, Jovan, Lancaster, Manhattan, Max Factor, Nioxin, N.Y.C. New York Color, OPI, philosophy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, System Professional, and Wella brands. Coty Inc. also sells its products through third-party distributors. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Divine skin. Company Profile

DS Healthcare Group, Inc., doing business as DS Laboratories, is a personal care, product development and marketing company. The Company develops and markets branded personal care products that address thinning hair conditions, skin care and other personal care needs. It develops technologies and products for hair care and personal care needs. Its technologies include Liposome Technology, which acts as a carrier agent, and is designed to enhance the act ion of the active ingredients in its products, and Nanosome Technology, which acts as a delivery vehicle, and is designed to infuse active compounds into targeted cells. The Company products are primarily sold under its DS Laboratories brand. It also sells certain products under its Polaris Labs and Sigma Skin brands. It markets and sells these products through salons, spas, department stores, specialty retailers and distributors. The Company offers products under three product categories: Hair Care, Skin Care and Personal Care.

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