Care.com (CRCM) and Weight Watchers International (WW) Head-To-Head Analysis

Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) and Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Care.com and Weight Watchers International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Care.com 0 2 2 0 2.50
Weight Watchers International 2 1 0 0 1.33

Care.com presently has a consensus price target of $18.46, suggesting a potential upside of 25.56%. Weight Watchers International has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential downside of 12.04%. Given Care.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Care.com is more favorable than Weight Watchers International.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Care.com and Weight Watchers International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Care.com $192.26 million 2.48 $52.89 million $0.36 40.83
Weight Watchers International $1.51 billion 0.96 $223.75 million $3.19 6.77

Weight Watchers International has higher revenue and earnings than Care.com. Weight Watchers International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Care.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Care.com has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weight Watchers International has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Care.com and Weight Watchers International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Care.com 24.80% 7.81% 4.27%
Weight Watchers International 11.84% -20.48% 12.29%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.5% of Care.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of Weight Watchers International shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.9% of Care.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of Weight Watchers International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Care.com beats Weight Watchers International on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Care.com Company Profile

Care.com, Inc. operates an online marketplace for finding and managing family care in the United States and internationally. The company helps families to address their lifecycle of care needs, including child care, senior care, and special needs care, as well as other non-medical family care needs, such as pet care, tutoring, and housekeeping; and enables caregivers to find full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, connect with, qualify, vet, and select caregivers. The company also provides caregivers with solutions to create personal profiles, describe their skills and experience, and otherwise differentiate and market themselves in a marketplace. In addition, it offers consumer payments solutions that provide families various options to manage their financial relationship with their caregiver, such as Care.com HomePay, a payroll and tax product for families that employ nannies, housekeepers, or other domestic employees, as well as peer-to-peer payments solution that enables families to make electronic payments to their caregivers using Website or mobile apps. Further, the company provides solutions for employers through [email protected]; and recruiting and marketing solutions for care-related businesses, such as day care centers, nanny agencies, and home care agencies. Care.com, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Weight Watchers International Company Profile

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Other. It provides a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches. The company offers various digital subscription products to wellness and weight management business, which provide interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management program via its Web-based and mobile app products, including personal coaching products; and allows members to support each other by sharing their experiences with other people on weight management and wellness journeys. Further, it provides various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, kitchen tools, and other products. Additionally, the company licenses its trademarks and other intellectual property in food, beverages, and other consumer products and services. It offers products through its e-commerce platform, magazine subscriptions, publishing, and third-party advertising in publications; and through Websites and sales from the By Mail product. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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