European Wax Center (NASDAQ:EWCZ – Get Rating) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare European Wax Center to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares European Wax Center and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|European Wax Center||$178.68 million||-$3.41 million||194.08|
|European Wax Center Competitors||$686.58 million||$58.98 million||22.54|
This table compares European Wax Center and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|European Wax Center||3.31%||9.60%||5.30%|
|European Wax Center Competitors||-24.25%||340.79%||-3.81%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.4% of European Wax Center shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for European Wax Center and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|European Wax Center||0||2||6||0||2.75|
|European Wax Center Competitors||271||1020||1548||85||2.49|
European Wax Center currently has a consensus target price of $31.29, indicating a potential upside of 35.26%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 40.27%. Given European Wax Center’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe European Wax Center has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
European Wax Center Company Profile (Get Rating)
European Wax Center, Inc. operates as a holding company for EWC Ventures, LLC that franchises and operates out-of-home waxing services in the United States. The company sells facial and body waxing products to franchisees. It offers Brazilian, body, brow, facial hair, and fast waxing services, as well as services related to men; and laser hair removal, sugaring, and threading services, as well as in-home solutions, such as shaving, chemical-based creams, epilators, at-home laser hair removal, and at-home waxing. The company also provides pre- and post-service products, including ingrown hair serums, exfoliating gels, brow shapers, and skin treatments, as well as distributes retail products to its franchisees for sale in-centers and sells direct-to-consumer through website. As of December 25, 2021, it had a portfolio of centers operating in 853 locations, including 848 are franchised centers and five corporate-owned centers. European Wax Center, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
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