Leslie’s (NASDAQ:LESL – Get Rating) and Yunji (NASDAQ:YJ – Get Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
This table compares Leslie’s and Yunji’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Leslie’s and Yunji’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Leslie’s||$1.34 billion||2.12||$126.63 million||$0.72||21.67|
|Yunji||$338.22 million||0.64||$20.71 million||$0.06||16.84|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.5% of Yunji shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Leslie’s shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Leslie’s and Yunji, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Leslie’s presently has a consensus target price of $27.91, indicating a potential upside of 78.90%. Given Leslie’s’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Leslie’s is more favorable than Yunji.
Volatility & Risk
Leslie’s has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yunji has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Leslie’s beats Yunji on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Leslie's, Inc. operates as a direct-to-consumer pool and spa care brand in the United States. The company markets and sells pool and spa supplies and related products and services. It offers pool chemicals consisting of chlorine, sanitizers, water balancers, specialty chemicals, and algae control; pool covers, including winter, solar and safety covers, leaf nets, cover reels, and cover alternatives; pool equipment, which comprise pool cleaners, pool pumps, pool filters, pool heating, and lighting; and pools, such as above ground pools, soft side pools, above ground pools liners and equipment, ladders and rails, and diving boards. The company also provides pool maintenance products, including pool closing and opening supplies, filter catridges, chlorine floaters, backwash and vacuum hoses, and cleaning attachments; parts, such as automatic pool cleaner parts, pool filter and pump parts, and pool heater and heat pump parts; and safety, recreational, and fitness-related products. In addition, it provides pool equipment and repair services. The company markets its products through 952 company operated locations in 38 states and e-commerce websites. It serves the residential, professional, and commercial consumers. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Yunji Inc. operates a social e-commerce platform in the People's Republic of China. It offers a range of product categories that cater various daily needs of users and their households, including beauty and personal care, household goods, cloths, food and fresh produce, computer and electronics, apparel, bags and cases, baby and maternity products, and home appliances. Yunji Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.
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