J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) and JLM Couture (OTCMKTS:JLMC) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
This table compares J.Jill and JLM Couture’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for J.Jill and JLM Couture, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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J.Jill currently has a consensus target price of $0.64, suggesting a potential downside of 18.66%. Given J.Jill’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe J.Jill is more favorable than JLM Couture.
Risk and Volatility
J.Jill has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JLM Couture has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
11.3% of J.Jill shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of J.Jill shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.3% of JLM Couture shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares J.Jill and JLM Couture’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|J.Jill||$691.34 million||0.05||-$128.57 million||$0.06||13.11|
JLM Couture has lower revenue, but higher earnings than J.Jill.
J.Jill, Inc. operates as an omnichannel retailer for women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; footwear; and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery. The company markets its products through retail stores, Website, and catalogs. As of June 15, 2020, it operated approximately 280 stores. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts.
About JLM Couture
JLM Couture, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes bridal wear and related accessories. The company offers bridal and bridesmaid gowns. Its bridal gown collections include Alvina Valenta, Hayley Paige, Blush by Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Tara Keely, Lovelle, Ti Adora, Allison Webb, and Hayley Paige Athleisure; and bridesmaid collection comprise Hayley Paige Occasions and Hayley Paige Athleisure. The company sells its products to specialty bridal shops located in the continental United States and Europe, as well as has one retail location in California. JLM Couture, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.
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