Reviewing YogaWorks (YOGA) & UniFirst (UNF)

UniFirst (NYSE: UNF) and YogaWorks (NASDAQ:YOGA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares UniFirst and YogaWorks’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UniFirst $1.59 billion 2.05 $70.19 million $5.28 30.46
YogaWorks $54.51 million 0.71 -$23.43 million N/A N/A

UniFirst has higher revenue and earnings than YogaWorks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for UniFirst and YogaWorks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UniFirst 0 2 1 0 2.33
YogaWorks 0 1 5 0 2.83

UniFirst currently has a consensus price target of $183.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.77%. YogaWorks has a consensus price target of $5.58, indicating a potential upside of 134.59%. Given YogaWorks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe YogaWorks is more favorable than UniFirst.

Dividends

UniFirst pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. YogaWorks does not pay a dividend. UniFirst pays out 2.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.0% of UniFirst shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.7% of YogaWorks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of UniFirst shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares UniFirst and YogaWorks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UniFirst 6.79% 7.95% 6.42%
YogaWorks -42.99% -45.68% -33.57%

Summary

UniFirst beats YogaWorks on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

UniFirst Company Profile

UniFirst Corporation is a provider of workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States. The Company designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, aprons and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. It operates in six segments: the US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing (MFG), Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning (Specialty Garments), First Aid and Corporate. The Company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products and other non-garment items, and provides restroom and cleaning supplies and first aid cabinet services, and other safety supplies. It also decontaminates and cleans work clothes, which has been exposed to radioactive materials and service special cleanroom protective wear and facilities.

YogaWorks Company Profile

YogaWorks, Inc. builds and operates yoga studios under the YogaWorks and Yoga Tree brand names in the United States. The company provides yoga classes, workshops, teacher training programs, and yoga-related retail merchandise. It also offers online yoga instruction and programming services through its MyYogaWorks Web platform. The company provides its programs to yoga students, children, athletes, seniors, and people in need of rehabilitation. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 49 yoga studios. The Company was formerly known as YWX Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to YogaWorks, Inc. on April 10, 2017. YogaWorks, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Culver City, California.

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