Critical Comparison: Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) & Able Energy (OTCMKTS:ABLE)

Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) and Able Energy (OTCMKTS:ABLE) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.4% of Petco Health and Wellness shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Petco Health and Wellness shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Petco Health and Wellness and Able Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Petco Health and Wellness $4.92 billion 0.85 -$26.48 million $0.48 38.48
Able Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Able Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Petco Health and Wellness.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Petco Health and Wellness and Able Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petco Health and Wellness 2 3 9 0 2.50
Able Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Petco Health and Wellness currently has a consensus price target of $26.15, suggesting a potential upside of 41.60%.

Profitability

This table compares Petco Health and Wellness and Able Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petco Health and Wellness 2.30% 8.27% 2.81%
Able Energy N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Petco Health and Wellness beats Able Energy on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Petco Health and Wellness Company Profile

Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. operates as a retailer of premium pet consumables, supplies, and companion animals and services. The company also offers grooming, in-store and online training, tele-veterinarian, and pet health insurance services, as well as veterinary services through Vetco clinics. It also offers pet consumables, supplies, and services through its petco.com, petcoach.co, petinsurancequotes.com, and pupbox.com websites. As of May 24, 2021, the company operated 1,453 pet care centers and 137 full service veterinary hospitals within pet care centers in the United States and Puerto Rico; and 100 pet care centers in Mexico. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Able Energy Company Profile

Able Energy, Inc. engages in the provision of retail services. The company was founded on March 13, 1997 and is headquartered in Rockaway, NJ.

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