Contrasting New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) & Cache (CACH)

Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cache and New York & Company, Inc., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cache 0 0 0 0 N/A
New York & Company, Inc. 0 0 1 0 3.00

New York & Company, Inc. has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.05%. Given New York & Company, Inc.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe New York & Company, Inc. is more favorable than Cache.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.8% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of Cache shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 53.8% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cache and New York & Company, Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cache N/A N/A N/A
New York & Company, Inc. 1.39% 15.66% 4.29%

Risk & Volatility

Cache has a beta of -2.67, meaning that its share price is 367% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York & Company, Inc. has a beta of 1.38, meaning that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cache and New York & Company, Inc.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cache N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New York & Company, Inc. $926.87 million 0.29 $5.67 million $0.10 42.00

New York & Company, Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Cache.

Summary

New York & Company, Inc. beats Cache on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cache Company Profile

Cache, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based and online woman's specialty retailer of apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs and markets sportswear, such as tops, sweaters, and jackets and bottoms for day or evening events; dresses ranges from shorter lengths to long for day, evening, and events; and accessories, including jewelry, belts, scarves, and handbags under the Cache brand name. As of August 11, 2014, it operated 239 stores located in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

New York & Company, Inc. Company Profile

New York & Company, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's fashion apparel and accessories in the United States. It offers a merchandise assortment, including wear-to-work, casual apparel, and accessories comprising pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denims, T-shirts, active wear, handbags, jewelry, and shoes under the New York & Company, NY&C, NY Style, Soho New York & Company Jeans, Lerner, Lerner New York, and Fashion to Figure brand names for women between the ages of 25 and 49. The company sells its merchandise through a network of retail stores, as well as through e-commerce store at nyandcompany.com. As of February 03, 2018, it operated 432 stores in 37 states. The company was formerly known as NY & Co. Group, Inc. New York & Company, Inc. was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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