Comparing Christopher & Banks (OTCMKTS:CBKCQ) & Bath & Body Works (NYSE:BBWI)

Christopher & Banks (OTCMKTS:CBKCQGet Rating) and Bath & Body Works (NYSE:BBWIGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.2% of Bath & Body Works shares are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of Christopher & Banks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Bath & Body Works shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Christopher & Banks and Bath & Body Works, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Christopher & Banks 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bath & Body Works 1 4 15 1 2.76

Bath & Body Works has a consensus target price of $52.60, indicating a potential upside of 47.30%.

Volatility and Risk

Christopher & Banks has a beta of -22.2, indicating that its stock price is 2,320% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bath & Body Works has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Christopher & Banks and Bath & Body Works’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Christopher & Banks $348.85 million 0.00 -$16.69 million N/A N/A
Bath & Body Works $7.88 billion 1.03 $1.33 billion $3.77 9.47

Bath & Body Works has higher revenue and earnings than Christopher & Banks.


This table compares Christopher & Banks and Bath & Body Works’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Christopher & Banks N/A N/A N/A
Bath & Body Works 12.31% -52.60% 20.52%


Bath & Body Works beats Christopher & Banks on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Christopher & Banks

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Christopher & Banks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of private-brand women's apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs and sells women's apparel and accessories to customers ranging in age from 50 and older. Its stores offer women's apparel consisting of casual clothing, everyday basics, wear-to-work, leisure/active wear, and sleepwear in missy, petite, and women sizes, as well as jewelry and accessories. As of September 11, 2020, the company operated 452 stores, including 316 missy, petite, women stores; and 77 Outlet stores, 31 Christopher & Banks stores, and 28 C.J. Banks stores in its women's plus size clothing division CJ Banks in 44 states. It also operates, an e-commerce website for its Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks brands. The company was formerly known as Braun's Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in July 2000. Christopher & Banks Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. On April 13, 2021, the voluntary petition of Christopher & Banks Corporation for reorganization under Chapter 11 was converted to Chapter 7. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 13, 2021.

About Bath & Body Works

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Bath & Body Works, Inc. operates a specialty retailer of home fragrance, body care, and soaps and sanitizer products. The company sells its products under the Bath & Body Works, White Barn, and other brand names through specialty retail stores and websites located in the United States and Canada, as well as through international stores operated by partners under franchise, license, and wholesale arrangements. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 1,755 company-operated retail stores and 338 international partner-operated stores. The company was formerly known as L Brands, Inc. and changed its name to Bath & Body Works, Inc. in August 2021. Bath & Body Works, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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