European Wax Center (EWCZ) vs. Its Rivals Critical Comparison

European Wax Center (NASDAQ:EWCZGet Rating) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare European Wax Center to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for European Wax Center and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 1022 1548 85 2.49

European Wax Center presently has a consensus price target of $31.29, suggesting a potential upside of 29.28%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 41.54%. Given European Wax Center’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe European Wax Center has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares European Wax Center and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
European Wax Center $178.68 million -$3.41 million 201.67
European Wax Center Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 23.78

European Wax Center’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than European Wax Center. European Wax Center is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.4% of European Wax Center shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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%

About European Wax Center (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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