Reviewing Duluth (DLTH) and Almost Never Films (HLWD)

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Duluth $471.45 million 1.68 $23.35 million $0.67 40.40
Almost Never Films $10,000.00 549.10 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A

Duluth has higher revenue and earnings than Almost Never Films.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.3% of Duluth shares are owned by institutional investors. 74.9% of Duluth shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 83.1% of Almost Never Films shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Duluth 0 4 2 0 2.33
Almost Never Films 0 0 0 0 N/A

Duluth presently has a consensus price target of $26.75, suggesting a potential downside of 1.18%. Given Duluth’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Duluth is more favorable than Almost Never Films.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Duluth 4.76% 16.57% 9.03%
Almost Never Films N/A -148.19% -16.95%

Volatility and Risk

Duluth has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Almost Never Films has a beta of -0.82, indicating that its stock price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Duluth beats Almost Never Films on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Duluth

Duluth Holdings Inc. sells casual wear, workwear, and accessories for men and women under the Duluth Trading brand in the United States. It provides shirts, pants, underwear, tanks, outerwear, footwear, accessories, and hard goods. The company offers its products under various trademarks, trade names, and service marks, including Alaskan Hardgear, Armachillo, Ballroom, Bucket Master, Cab Commander, Crouch Gusset, Dry on the Fly, Duluth Trading Co, Duluthflex, Fire Hose, Longtail T, No-Yank, No Polo Shirt, Wild Boar Mocs, and Buck Naked. Duluth Holdings Inc. markets its products through its Website, catalogs, and retail stores. As of May 17, 2018, it operated 36 retail stores. The company was formerly known as GEMPLER'S, Inc. Duluth Holdings Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Belleville, Wisconsin.

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.

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