Torrid (NYSE:CURV) and Marks and Spencer Group (OTCMKTS:MAKSY) Critical Survey

Torrid (NYSE:CURVGet Rating) and Marks and Spencer Group (OTCMKTS:MAKSYGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.9% of Torrid shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Torrid and Marks and Spencer Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Torrid 0 2 6 0 2.75
Marks and Spencer Group 1 6 4 0 2.27

Torrid presently has a consensus target price of $18.19, suggesting a potential upside of 299.67%. Given Torrid’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Torrid is more favorable than Marks and Spencer Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Torrid and Marks and Spencer Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Torrid $1.28 billion 0.37 -$29.94 million ($0.17) -26.76
Marks and Spencer Group $11.98 billion 0.28 -$259.04 million N/A N/A

Torrid has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Marks and Spencer Group.


This table compares Torrid and Marks and Spencer Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Torrid -1.47% -45.44% 16.46%
Marks and Spencer Group N/A N/A N/A


Torrid beats Marks and Spencer Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Torrid Company Profile (Get Rating)

Torrid Holdings Inc. operates in women's plus-size apparel and intimates market in North America. The company designs, develops, and merchandises its products under the Torrid and Torrid Curve brand names. It is involved in the sale of tops, bottoms, dresses, denims, activewear, intimates, sleep wear, swim wear, and outerwear products; and non-apparel products comprising accessories, footwear, and beauty products. The company sells its products directly to consumers through its e-commerce platform and its physical stores. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 624 stores in 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Torrid Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in City of Industry, California.

Marks and Spencer Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. It operates through five segments: UK Clothing & Home, UK Food, International, Ocado, and All Other. The company offers protein deli and dairy; produce; ambient and in-store bakery; meals dessert and frozen; and hospitality and ‘Food on the Move' products. It also provides womenswear, menswear, lingerie, kids wear, and home products; and financial services, including credit cards, payment solutions, insurances, and mortgages, as well as renewable energy services. In addition, the company invests in and develops real estate properties; and provides its products online. It also exports its products to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates 1,509 stores in worldwide. Marks and Spencer Group plc was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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