Financial Survey: Almost Never Films (HLWD) vs. Express (EXPR)

Almost Never Films (OTCMKTS:HLWD) and Express (NYSE:EXPR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Almost Never Films and Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Almost Never Films N/A -148.19% -16.95%
Express 1.78% 5.64% 3.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Almost Never Films and Express, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Almost Never Films 0 0 0 0 N/A
Express 0 4 0 0 2.00

Express has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 20.92%. Given Express’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Express is more favorable than Almost Never Films.

Volatility & Risk

Almost Never Films has a beta of -0.82, indicating that its share price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Express has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Almost Never Films and Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Almost Never Films $10,000.00 549.10 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A
Express $2.14 billion 0.26 $19.36 million $0.36 21.25

Express has higher revenue and earnings than Almost Never Films.

Summary

Express beats Almost Never Films on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Almost Never Films

Almost Never Films Inc. operates as a film company in the United States. It focuses on film production activities; and the provision of production related services. The company is based in West Hollywood, California.

About Express

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company sells its products through its e-commerce Website, express.com; mobile app; and franchisees Express locations in Latin America. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 490 primarily mall-based retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as 145 factory outlet stores. The company was formerly known as Express Parent LLC and changed its name to Express, Inc. in May 2010. Express, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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