Regis (NYSE:RGS – Get Rating) and Wag! Group (NASDAQ:PET – Get Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Regis and Wag! Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Regis||$275.97 million||0.28||-$85.86 million||($1.62)||-1.03|
Wag! Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Regis.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Regis and Wag! Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Wag! Group has a consensus target price of $6.25, indicating a potential upside of 120.85%. Given Wag! Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Wag! Group is more favorable than Regis.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
30.2% of Regis shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.1% of Wag! Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Regis shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.2% of Wag! Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Wag! Group beats Regis on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Franchise Salons and Company-Owned Salons. Its salons provide haircutting and styling, including shampooing and conditioning; hair coloring; and other services, as well as sells various hair care and other beauty products. The company also offers mobile applications; and operates accredited cosmetology schools. Regis Corporation operates its salons primarily under the SmartStyle, Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Roosters, First Choice Haircutters, and Magicuts concepts names. As of June 30, 2022, the company operated 5,576 salons, such as 5,395 franchised salons, 105 company-owned salons, and 76 non-controlling ownership salons. Regis Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
About Wag! Group
Wag! Group Co. develops and supports a proprietary marketplace technology platform available as a website and mobile app that enables independent pet caregivers to connect with pet parents. Its platform allows pet parents, who require specific pet care services, such as dog walking, pet sitting and boarding, advice from licensed pet experts, home visits, training, and access to other services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Purchase, New York.
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