Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stitch Fix and Trade Desk’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stitch Fix $730.31 million 3.23 $33.18 million N/A N/A
Trade Desk $202.93 million 10.09 $20.48 million $1.02 48.88

Stitch Fix has higher revenue and earnings than Trade Desk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.4% of Trade Desk shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.9% of Trade Desk shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Stitch Fix and Trade Desk, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stitch Fix 0 4 3 0 2.43
Trade Desk 0 0 10 0 3.00

Stitch Fix presently has a consensus price target of $25.83, indicating a potential upside of 4.33%. Trade Desk has a consensus price target of $65.20, indicating a potential upside of 30.77%. Given Trade Desk’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trade Desk is more favorable than Stitch Fix.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stitch Fix N/A N/A N/A
Trade Desk 15.93% 24.34% 8.38%

Summary

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

About Trade Desk

The Trade Desk, Inc. is a technology company. The Company provides a self-service platform that enables clients to purchase and manage digital advertising campaigns across various advertising formats, including display, video and social, and on a range of devices, including computers, mobile devices and connected television. Its platform enables a media planner or buyer at an advertising agency to purchase digital media programmatically on various media exchanges and sell-side platforms; acquire and use third-party data to optimize and measure digital advertising campaigns; deploy their, or their client’s, own first-party data in order to optimize campaign efficacy; link digital campaigns to offline sales results or other business objectives; access other services, such as its data management platform and publisher management platform marketplace, and use its user interface and application programming interfaces (APIs) to build their own technology on top of the Company’s platform.

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