Financial Comparison: The Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) and Bed, Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBYQ)

The Container Store Group (NYSE:TCSGet Free Report) and Bed, Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBYQGet Free Report) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares The Container Store Group and Bed, Bath & Beyond’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Container Store Group -25.64% -2.08% -0.51%
Bed, Bath & Beyond N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

The Container Store Group has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bed, Bath & Beyond has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.5% of The Container Store Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Bed, Bath & Beyond shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.3% of The Container Store Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Bed, Bath & Beyond shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for The Container Store Group and Bed, Bath & Beyond, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Container Store Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bed, Bath & Beyond 0 0 0 0 N/A

The Container Store Group presently has a consensus target price of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 165.15%. Given The Container Store Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe The Container Store Group is more favorable than Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Container Store Group and Bed, Bath & Beyond’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Container Store Group $1.05 billion 0.07 -$158.86 million ($4.70) -0.28
Bed, Bath & Beyond $5.34 billion 0.01 -$3.50 billion ($15.20) -0.01

The Container Store Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bed, Bath & Beyond. The Container Store Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bed, Bath & Beyond, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About The Container Store Group

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The Container Store Group, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of organizing solutions, custom spaces, and in-home organizing services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, The Container Store and Elfa. Its stores provide custom space offerings; countertop organizers, cosmetic and jewelry organizers, shower and bathtub organizers, drawer organization, and cabinet storage products; closets; and ventilated and solid shelving and drawer components and systems, wall and door rack solutions, accessories, utility and garage systems, and sliding doors. The company also offers gift packaging products; wall mounted, adhesive, magnetic, overdoor, command hooks, wall mounted shelves, and floor protection hooks; and canisters, jars, lunchtime essentials, bulk food storage, plastic and glass food storage, drawer liners and organizers, countertop organizers, dish drying racks, cabinet storage, pantry organizers, kitchen gadgets, and China storage products. In addition, it provides step stools, hampers, laundry bags and baskets, clothes drying racks, and cleaning tools; desktop collections, paper storage, file carts and cabinets, literature organizers, message boards, media storage, photo storage, display, small craft and parts organizers, and desk chairs; and free-standing and wall mounted shelving, cube systems, component shelving, desks, chairs, and garages. Further, the company offers drawers, boxes and bins, totes, crates, carts, toy storage, archival storage, storage bags, specialty bins, boxes, and cubes; kitchen step-on and sensor cans, recycle bins, composting, wastebaskets, open cans, and trash bags; and luggage, clothing organizers, cosmetic and jewelry organizers, travel bottles, and travel accessories. It sells its products directly to customers through its website, responsive mobile site, and call center, as well as to various retailers and distributors on wholesale basis. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.

About Bed, Bath & Beyond

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bed bath & beyond inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. it sells a range of domestic merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and certain juvenile products. the company also offers health and beauty care items, and giftware and household items, as well as infant and toddler merchandise. bed bath & beyond inc. operates stores under the names of bed bath & beyond (bbb); christmas tree shops; christmas tree shops andthat! or andthat! (cts); harmon or harmon face values (harmon); buybuy baby (baby); and world market, cost plus world market, and cost plus (cost plus world market). in addition, it provides various textile products, amenities, and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service, healthcare, and other industries. as of may 31, 2014,

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