Contrasting Leslie’s (LESL) & Its Rivals - Defense World

2022-07-02 07:10:56 By : Ms. Jessica Chen

Posted by admin on Jul 2nd, 2022

Leslie’s (NASDAQ:LESL – Get Rating) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Leslie’s to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Leslie’s has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leslie’s’ rivals have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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

This table compares Leslie’s and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Leslie’s’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Leslie’s. Leslie’s is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

44.7% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Leslie’s shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Leslie’s and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Leslie’s currently has a consensus price target of $28.18, suggesting a potential upside of 86.26%. As a group, “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 47.30%. Given Leslie’s’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Leslie’s is more favorable than its rivals.

Leslie’s beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Leslie’s (Get Rating)

Leslie's, Inc. operates as a direct-to-consumer pool and spa care brand in the United States. The company markets and sells pool and spa supplies and related products and services. It offers pool chemicals consisting of chlorine, sanitizers, water balancers, specialty chemicals, and algae control; pool covers, including winter, solar and safety covers, leaf nets, cover reels, and cover alternatives; pool equipment, which comprise pool cleaners, pool pumps, pool filters, pool heating, and lighting; and pools, such as above ground pools, soft side pools, above ground pools liners and equipment, ladders and rails, and diving boards. The company also provides pool maintenance products, including pool closing and opening supplies, filter catridges, chlorine floaters, backwash and vacuum hoses, and cleaning attachments; parts, such as automatic pool cleaner parts, pool filter and pump parts, and pool heater and heat pump parts; and safety, recreational, and fitness-related products. In addition, it provides pool equipment and repair services. The company markets its products through 952 company operated locations in 38 states and e-commerce websites. It serves the residential, professional, and commercial consumers. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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