Head-To-Head Review: The Tile Shop (TTS) & At Home (HOME)

The Tile Shop (NASDAQ: TTS) and At Home (NYSE:HOME) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for The Tile Shop and At Home, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Tile Shop 1 6 0 0 1.86
At Home 0 2 7 0 2.78

The Tile Shop presently has a consensus target price of $7.09, indicating a potential upside of 21.12%. At Home has a consensus target price of $31.39, indicating a potential downside of 6.91%. Given The Tile Shop’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe The Tile Shop is more favorable than At Home.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Tile Shop and At Home’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Tile Shop $344.60 million 0.89 $10.81 million $0.32 18.28
At Home $950.53 million 2.15 $31.81 million $0.76 44.37

At Home has higher revenue and earnings than The Tile Shop. The Tile Shop is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than At Home, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares The Tile Shop and At Home’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Tile Shop 3.14% 11.11% 6.23%
At Home 3.35% 9.25% 3.92%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.8% of The Tile Shop shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.8% of At Home shares are held by institutional investors. 24.3% of The Tile Shop shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of At Home shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

The Tile Shop pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. At Home does not pay a dividend. The Tile Shop pays out 62.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

The Tile Shop has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, At Home has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

At Home beats The Tile Shop on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Tile Shop Company Profile

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. It offers approximately 4,000 products, including marble, travertine, granite, quartz, sandstone, slate, and onyx tiles; and ceramic, porcelain, glass, cement, wood look, and metal tiles primarily under the Rush River and Fired Earth brands. The company also manufactures setting and maintenance materials, such as thinset, grout, sealers, and accessories, including installation tools, shower and bath shelves, drains, and similar products under the Superior brand name. As of March 1, 2018, it operated 140 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with an average size of 20,300 square feet. The company also sells its products through its Website, tileshop.com. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

At Home Company Profile

At Home Group Inc. operates home decor superstores in the United States. The company's stores offer approximately 50,000 items, such as accent furniture, frames, pottery, bar stools, garden d├ęcor, rugs and mats, bedding and bath products, Halloween decorations, sculptures, beds and mattresses, harvest decorations, silk flowers, candles, home organization products, sofas, chairs, kitchenware, stands, Christmas decorations, lamps, storage products, consumables, mirrors, tables, Easter decorations, patio products, vases, floor plants and trees, pet items, wall arts, food preparation items, pillows and cushions, and window treatments. As of January 31, 2018, it operated 150 stores in 34 states. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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