eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for eBay and Stitch Fix, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eBay 2 19 16 0 2.38
Stitch Fix 0 4 3 0 2.43

eBay currently has a consensus price target of $38.71, suggesting a potential upside of 2.39%. Stitch Fix has a consensus price target of $25.83, suggesting a potential upside of 2.72%. Given Stitch Fix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stitch Fix is more favorable than eBay.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.9% of eBay shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of eBay shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares eBay and Stitch Fix’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eBay $8.98 billion 4.40 $7.27 billion $6.77 5.58
Stitch Fix $977.13 million 2.49 -$590,000.00 N/A N/A

eBay has higher revenue and earnings than Stitch Fix.

Profitability

This table compares eBay and Stitch Fix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eBay 80.45% 15.69% 6.90%
Stitch Fix N/A N/A N/A

Summary

eBay beats Stitch Fix on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

eBay Company Profile

eBay Inc. (eBay) is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company connects buyers and sellers around the world. Its platforms enable sellers around the world to organize and offer their inventory for sale, and buyers to find and purchase it. Its platforms are accessible through an online experience (desktop and laptop computers), from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and by application programming interface (API) (platform access for third-party software developers). The Company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, localized counterparts and the eBay mobile applications. The Company’s StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com, the StubHub mobile applications and Ticketbis. The Company’s Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen and others.

Stitch Fix Company Profile

Stitch Fix, Inc. is an online personalized styling service company. The Company offers apparel, shoes and accessories across categories, brands, product types and price points. The Company serves its clients in the following categories: Women’s, Petite, Maternity, Men’s and Plus. The Company also offers a wide variety of product types, including denim, dresses, blouses, skirts, shoes, jewelry and handbags. The Company’s data science capabilities fuel business consist of rich and growing set of detailed client and merchandise data and proprietary algorithms. The Company uses data science throughout its business, including prediction of purchase behavior, forecast demand, optimize inventory and design new apparel.

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