Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) and E-QURE Corp/SH (OTCMKTS:EQUR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares Pool and E-QURE Corp/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Pool and E-QURE Corp/SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pool||$2.79 billion||2.23||$191.63 million||$3.99||38.64|
Pool has higher revenue and earnings than E-QURE Corp/SH.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pool and E-QURE Corp/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Pool presently has a consensus target price of $154.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.05%. Given Pool’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Pool is more favorable than E-QURE Corp/SH.
Volatility and Risk
Pool has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-QURE Corp/SH has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Pool pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. E-QURE Corp/SH does not pay a dividend. Pool pays out 45.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pool has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
94.8% of Pool shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Pool shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 79.6% of E-QURE Corp/SH 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.
Pool beats E-QURE Corp/SH on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pool Company Profile
Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and landscape products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies. It also provides building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for use in pool installations and remodeling; and commercial products, such as ASME heaters, safety equipment, and commercial pumps and filters. In addition, the company offers discretionary recreational and related outdoor lifestyle products that enhance consumers' use and enjoyment of outdoor living spaces, such as spas, grills, and components for outdoor kitchens. It serves swimming pool remodelers and builders; specialty retailers that sell swimming pool supplies; swimming pool repair and service businesses; irrigation construction and landscape maintenance contractors; and golf course and other commercial customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 351 sales centers. Pool Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana.
E-QURE Corp/SH Company Profile
E-Qure Corp. focuses on the development and commercialization of bioelectrical signal therapy (BST) devices. Its BST devices implement patented and proprietary electrical stimulation technologies to treat hard-to-cure wounds and ulcers up to complete closure and/or cure. E-Qure Corp. is based in New York, New York.
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