Container Store (The) (TCS) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Survey

Container Store (The) (NYSE: TCS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Other Specialty Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Container Store (The) to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.1% of Container Store (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 65.7% of Container Store (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of shares of all “Other Specialty Retailers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Container Store (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Container Store (The) 1.13% 5.34% 1.49%
Container Store (The) Competitors 22.63% -19.11% 6.46%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Container Store (The) and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Container Store (The) $825.55 million $70.50 million 21.32
Container Store (The) Competitors $3.37 billion $363.72 million 4.99

Container Store (The)’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Container Store (The). Container Store (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Container Store (The) has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Container Store (The)’s peers have a beta of 1.24, indicating that their average share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Container Store (The) and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Container Store (The) 1 3 1 0 2.00
Container Store (The) Competitors 332 927 1055 38 2.34

Container Store (The) currently has a consensus price target of $5.38, suggesting a potential upside of 32.72%. As a group, “Other Specialty Retailers” companies have a potential downside of 11.40%. Given Container Store (The)’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Container Store (The) is more favorable than its peers.


Container Store (The) peers beat Container Store (The) on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Container Store (The)

The Container Store Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of storage and organization products. The Company’s segments include The Container Store (TCS), Elfa and Corporate/Other. The Company’s TCS segment consists of its retail stores, Website and call center, as well as its installation and organizational services business. The Company’s Elfa segment includes the manufacturing business that produces the elfa brand products that are sold domestically, exclusively through the TCS segment, as well as throughout Europe. Its Swedish subsidiary, Elfa International AB (Elfa), designs and manufactures component-based shelving and drawer systems and made-to-measure sliding doors. It merchandises over 11,000 products in each of its stores and online. Its stores are organized into various lifestyle departments, which include Bath, Box, Closets, Collections, Containers, Custom Closets, Food Storage, Gift Packaging, Hooks, Kitchen, Laundry, Office, Shelving, Storage, Trash and Travel.

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