J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) and Bitzio (OTCMKTS:BTZO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares J.Jill and Bitzio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares J.Jill and Bitzio’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|J.Jill||$698.15 million||0.34||$55.36 million||$0.79||6.86|
|Bitzio||$9.87 million||0.08||$13.25 million||N/A||N/A|
J.Jill has higher revenue and earnings than Bitzio.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.3% of J.Jill shares are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of J.Jill shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of Bitzio shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for J.Jill and Bitzio, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
J.Jill presently has a consensus price target of $6.75, indicating a potential upside of 24.54%. Given J.Jill’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe J.Jill is more favorable than Bitzio.
J.Jill beats Bitzio on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
J.Jill Company Profile
J.Jill, Inc. operates as an Omni channel retailer women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery for misses, petites, and women. Its customers comprise women in 40-65 age range. The company markets its products through retail stores, Website, and catalogs. As of March 15, 2018, it operated approximately 270 stores. J.Jill, Inc. is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Bitzio Company Profile
Bitzio, Inc. develops and commercializes clean technologies in the areas of agriculture and lifestyle sectors. The company's portfolio of patented and patent-pending technologies include oil extraction and refining, renewable fuels and chemicals, solar energy and fuels, energy and chemical detection, wearables and consumer products, and others. It licenses technologies to the U.S. ethanol producers. The company also engages in producing and selling activewear and other apparel for women and children. In addition, it distributes Lexi Luu and E-motion branded apparel and accessories. The company was formerly known as Rocky Mountain Fudge Company, Inc. and changed its name to Bitzio, Inc. in June 2011. Bitzio, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Chatsworth, California.
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