Reviewing Barnes & Noble Education Inc. (BNED)’s and FTD Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD)’s results

Barnes & Noble Education Inc. (NYSE:BNED) and FTD Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Specialty Retail Other. These factors are particularly influence the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of the two firms.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Barnes & Noble Education Inc. 2.06B 0.10 38.89M -5.68 0.00
FTD Companies Inc. 1.04B 0.04 309.35M -11.67 0.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barnes & Noble Education Inc. 1.89% -53.3% -20.1%
FTD Companies Inc. -29.75% -209.8% -57.8%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 1.76 shows that Barnes & Noble Education Inc. is 76.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, FTD Companies Inc.’s beta is 1.59 which is 59.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

1.2 and 0.3 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Barnes & Noble Education Inc. Its rival FTD Companies Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.2 and 0.2 respectively. Barnes & Noble Education Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than FTD Companies Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 73.8% of Barnes & Noble Education Inc. shares and 47.8% of FTD Companies Inc. shares. About 7.2% of Barnes & Noble Education Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 6.2% of FTD Companies Inc. shares.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Barnes & Noble Education Inc. -7.57% 19.58% 2.55% 15.74% -6.94% 70.57%
FTD Companies Inc. -2.29% -33.46% -22.62% -51.56% -70.82% 15.54%

For the past year Barnes & Noble Education Inc. was more bullish than FTD Companies Inc.

Summary

On 10 of the 10 factors Barnes & Noble Education Inc. beats FTD Companies Inc.

FTD Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a floral and gifting company primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company operates through four segments: Consumer, Provide Commerce, Florist, and International. It provides floral arrangements and plants, gifts, and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies. The company also markets and sells gift items, including gourmet-dipped berries and other specialty foods, personalized gifts, fresh fruit baskets, gift baskets, wine and champagne, jewelry, and spa products, as well as gourmet food products; and provides point-of-sale systems and related technology services to floral network members. FTD Companies, Inc. offers its products under the ProFlowers, ProPlants, ShariÂ’s Berries, Personal Creations, Mercury Man logo, FTD, Interflora, RedEnvelope, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Ink Cards, Postagram, and Gifts.com through its Websites, associated mobile sites and applications, and telephone. The company was formerly known as UNOL Intermediate, Inc. FTD Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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