Natuzzi (NYSE:NTZ) and Casper Sleep (NYSE:CSPR) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.6% of Natuzzi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.9% of Casper Sleep shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Natuzzi shares are owned by company 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Natuzzi and Casper Sleep, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Casper Sleep has a consensus price target of $11.72, suggesting a potential upside of 46.90%. Given Casper Sleep’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Casper Sleep is more favorable than Natuzzi.
This table compares Natuzzi and Casper Sleep’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Natuzzi and Casper Sleep’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Natuzzi||$433.49 million||0.11||-$37.37 million||N/A||N/A|
|Casper Sleep||$439.26 million||0.73||-$93.04 million||($8.86)||-0.90|
Natuzzi has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Casper Sleep.
Casper Sleep beats Natuzzi on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Natuzzi Company Profile
Natuzzi S.p.A. designs, manufactures, and markets leather and fabric upholstered furniture through its own and franchised stores worldwide. The company operates through Natuzzi Brand and Private Label segments. Its products primarily include stationary furniture, such as sofas, loveseats, and armchairs; sectional furniture; motion furniture; sofa beds; occasional chairs, including recliners and massage chairs; and home furnishing accessories, including coffee tables, lamps, rugs, and wall units. The company also sells polyurethane foam and leather by-products. As of March 31, 2020, it operated 237 Natuzzi Italia stores; 69 Divani&Divani by Natuzzi stores; and 249 Natuzzi Editions stores. The company was formerly known as Industrie Natuzzi S.p.A. and changed its name to Natuzzi S.p.A. in June 2002. Natuzzi S.p.A. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Santeramo in Colle, Italy.
Casper Sleep Company Profile
Casper Sleep Inc. provides sleep products to consumers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It offers a range of Casper mattresses, pillows, sheets and duvets, bedroom furniture and accessories, sleep technology, and related services through its e-commerce platform, 60 Casper retail stores, and 18 retail partners. The company was formerly known as Providence Mattress Company and changed its name to Casper Sleep Inc. in January 2014. Casper Sleep Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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