1-800-Flowers (FLWS) & IAC (IAC) Head-To-Head Analysis

1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ: FLWS) and IAC (NASDAQ:IAC) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

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1-800-Flowers has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for 1-800-Flowers and IAC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1-800-Flowers 1 3 4 0 2.38
IAC 0 2 18 0 2.90

1-800-Flowers presently has a consensus price target of $12.40, indicating a potential downside of 4.25%. IAC has a consensus price target of $165.95, indicating a potential upside of 4.61%. Given IAC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IAC is more favorable than 1-800-Flowers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 1-800-Flowers and IAC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
1-800-Flowers $1.19 billion 0.70 $44.04 million $0.43 30.12
IAC $3.31 billion 3.96 $304.92 million $0.77 206.01

IAC has higher revenue and earnings than 1-800-Flowers. 1-800-Flowers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IAC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares 1-800-Flowers and IAC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1-800-Flowers 4.70% 9.34% 4.78%
IAC 9.22% 2.42% 1.17%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.2% of 1-800-Flowers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.9% of IAC shares are held by institutional investors. 61.4% of 1-800-Flowers shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of IAC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

IAC beats 1-800-Flowers on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 1-800-Flowers

1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides gourmet food and floral gifts for various occasions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Consumer Floral; Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets; and BloomNet Wire Service. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candies, wine, and gift-quality fruits, as well as balloons, candles, keepsake gifts, and plush stuffed animals. It also provides floral wire service through mybloomnet.net; gourmet gifts, such as fruits and other gourmet items through 1-877-322-1200 or harryanddavid.com; popcorn and specialty treats through 1-800-541-2676 or thepopcornfactory.com; cookies and baked gifts from 1-800-443-8124 or cheryls.com; gift baskets and towers from 1800baskets.com; English muffins and other breakfast treats from 1-800-999-1910 or wolfermans.com; carved fresh fruit arrangements from fruitbouquets.com; and steaks and chops from stockyards.com. The company offers its products to consumers and wholesalers. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Carle Place, New York.

About IAC

IAC/InterActiveCorp, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and Internet company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Match Group, ANGI Homeservices, Video, Applications, and Publishing segments. The Match Group segment provides subscription dating products, which enable users to establish a profile and review the profiles of other users in 42 languages. The ANGI Homeservices segment owns and operates the HomeAdvisor digital marketplace, which matches consumers with service professionals for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects; and Angie's List that connects consumers with service professionals for local services through an online directory of service professionals in approximately 700 service categories, as well as provides consumers with tools, services, and content, including reviews of local service professionals. The Video segment operates a video sharing platform, which provides creators with professional tools to host, manage, review, distribute, and monetize videos online. It also offers creators with professional live streaming capabilities, as well as a live video solution; and creators with production hardware, tools, and services for capturing, broadcasting, and editing live events. The Applications segment develops, markets, and distributes various applications, primarily browser extensions. It also provides software and services that clean, repair, update, secure, and optimize computers, mobile phones, and digital devices; and customized browser-based search applications. The Publishing segment publishes digital content and/or offers search services. Its brands include Dotdash, Dictionary.com, Investopedia, The Daily Beast, Ask.com, and CityGrid. The company was formerly known as InterActiveCorp. IAC/InterActiveCorp was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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