CCA Industries (OTCMKTS:CAWW) and Inter Parfums (NASDAQ:IPAR) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares CCA Industries and Inter Parfums’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CCA Industries -1.89% N/A N/A
Inter Parfums 6.39% 5.96% 4.55%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.6% of Inter Parfums shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.1% of CCA Industries shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 44.7% of Inter Parfums shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

CCA Industries has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inter Parfums has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CCA Industries and Inter Parfums, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CCA Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Inter Parfums 0 6 1 0 2.14

Inter Parfums has a consensus target price of $51.33, suggesting a potential upside of 23.81%. Given Inter Parfums’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inter Parfums is more favorable than CCA Industries.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CCA Industries and Inter Parfums’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CCA Industries $17.14 million 0.89 $560,000.00 N/A N/A
Inter Parfums $713.51 million 1.83 $60.25 million $1.90 21.82

Inter Parfums has higher revenue and earnings than CCA Industries.

Summary

Inter Parfums beats CCA Industries on 12 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

CCA Industries Company Profile

CCA Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes health and beauty aid products in the United States and internationally. It offers oral health-care products under the Plus+White brand; skin-care products under the Sudden Change and Porcelana brand names; nail treatments under the brand name of Nutra Nail; pre and after-shave products under the Bikini Zone brand; depilatories under the Hair Off brand; perfumes under the brand name of Sunset Cafe; ear-care products under the Lobe Miracle brand; and scar diminishing creams under the Scar Zone brand. The company markets its products to drug, food, and mass-merchandise retail chains; warehouse clubs; and wholesalers through independent sales representatives and distributors, as well as through Internet. CCA Industries, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Inter Parfums Company Profile

Inter Parfums, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of fragrances and fragrance related products. The company operates in two segments, European Based Operations and United States Based Operations. It offers its fragrance and cosmetic products under the Boucheron, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Paul Smith, Repetto, Rochas, S.T. Dupont, Van Cleef & Arpels, Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, bebe, Dunhill, Hollister, French Connection, Graff, GUESS, Lily Aldridge, and Oscar de la Renta brand names, as well as under the Intimate and Aziza names. It sells its products to department stores, perfumeries, specialty stores, domestic and international wholesalers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Jean Philippe Fragrances, Inc. and changed its name to Inter Parfums, Inc. in July 1999. Inter Parfums, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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