Head-To-Head Contrast: Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) & The Competition

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Francesca’s Holdings Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation $493.21 million $78.79 million 7.32
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 21.89

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Francesca’s Holdings Corporation. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 7.28% 31.88% 18.83%
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 0.80% -2.79% 3.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation 0 6 2 0 2.25
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Competitors 511 2956 2886 84 2.40

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $13.86, suggesting a potential upside of 95.17%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.73%. Given Francesca’s Holdings Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.


Francesca’s Holdings Corporation rivals beat Francesca’s Holdings Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Francesca’s Holdings Corporation

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates a chain of boutiques across the United States. The Company offers a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 671 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its e-commerce Website. The Company offers apparel, such as dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. The Company provides jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The Company offers accessories, such as handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. The Company provides gifts, such as fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items. The Company operates its boutiques under the francesca’s brand.

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