Netshoes Cayman (NYSE: NETS) and LightInTheBox (NYSE:LITB) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.5% of Netshoes Cayman shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of LightInTheBox shares are held by institutional investors. 62.2% of LightInTheBox shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Netshoes Cayman and LightInTheBox, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Netshoes Cayman 0 1 3 0 2.75
LightInTheBox 0 0 0 0 N/A

Netshoes Cayman presently has a consensus target price of $21.88, suggesting a potential upside of 258.02%. Given Netshoes Cayman’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Netshoes Cayman is more favorable than LightInTheBox.


This table compares Netshoes Cayman and LightInTheBox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Netshoes Cayman N/A N/A N/A
LightInTheBox -2.86% -7.57% -4.32%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Netshoes Cayman and LightInTheBox’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Netshoes Cayman $533.75 million 0.36 -$46.35 million N/A N/A
LightInTheBox $292.49 million 0.45 -$8.72 million ($0.13) -14.62

LightInTheBox has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Netshoes Cayman.


Netshoes Cayman beats LightInTheBox on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Netshoes Cayman Company Profile

Netshoes (Cayman) Limited is a sports and lifestyle online retailer in Latin America. The Company focuses on offering an online consumer platform in Latin America. The Company operates through two segments: Brazil and International. The Company operates in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. The Brazil segment consists of retail sales of consumer products from all of its verticals (which includes sales of sporting goods and related garments, as well as fashion and beauty goods) carried out through its sites and and third-party sites that it manages, as well as its business to business offline operation. The International segment consists of retail sales of consumer products (mainly sporting goods and related garments) from its sites and in Argentina and Mexico.

LightInTheBox Company Profile

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (LightInTheBox) is an online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers a range of products through, and its other Websites, as well as mobile applications, which are available in approximately 30 languages. It has over 687,800 product listings. The Company also offers a range of other products in its other general merchandise product category. Its major markets are Europe and North America. The Company’s product offerings include apparel and other general merchandise. Its apparel category includes customized, special occasion apparel and fast fashion. Its other general merchandise category includes small accessories and gadgets, home and garden, electronics and communication devices and other products. The Company has additional Websites for specific products and geographic regions, including for products targeting its Chinese customer base.

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