Tilly’s (NYSE: TLYS) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Tilly’s to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Tilly’s and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tilly’s 2.09% 8.85% 5.50%
Tilly’s Competitors 0.51% -3.36% 2.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Tilly’s and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tilly’s 0 2 2 0 2.50
Tilly’s Competitors 512 2964 2894 84 2.40

Tilly’s presently has a consensus price target of $11.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.20%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 6.72%. Given Tilly’s’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tilly’s has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Tilly’s has a beta of -0.46, meaning that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tilly’s’ competitors have a beta of 0.77, meaning that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.3% of Tilly’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 50.1% of Tilly’s shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tilly’s and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tilly’s $572.08 million $50.50 million 28.98
Tilly’s Competitors $3.36 billion $448.74 million 21.12

Tilly’s’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Tilly’s. Tilly’s is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Tilly’s beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Tilly’s

Tilly’s, Inc. is a destination specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men, young women, boys and girls. The Company offers an unparalleled selection of relevant brands, styles, colors, sizes and price points. The Company’s apparel merchandise includes branded, fashion and styles for tops, outerwear, bottoms and dresses. Its accessories merchandise includes backpacks, hats, sunglasses, headphones, handbags, watches, jewelry and others. The Company offers its products through stores and Website. The Company operates over 220 stores in approximately 30 states. The Company’s stores are located in malls, lifestyle centers, power centers, community centers, outlet centers and street-front locations. The Company also operates an e-commerce platform for desktop and mobile. The Company’s third-party brands include AYC, Adidas, Billabong, Converse, Hurley, Nixon, JanSport, LRG and Stance, among others.

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