Head to Head Contrast: YETI (NYSE:YETI) versus Western Metals (OTCMKTS:WTLC)

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YETI (NYSE:YETI) and Western Metals (OTCMKTS:WTLC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for YETI and Western Metals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YETI 0 5 10 0 2.67
Western Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A

YETI currently has a consensus price target of $52.71, suggesting a potential downside of 7.45%. Given YETI’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe YETI is more favorable than Western Metals.

Volatility and Risk

YETI has a beta of 2.8, suggesting that its stock price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Metals has a beta of -0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 144% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares YETI and Western Metals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
YETI $913.73 million 5.43 $50.43 million $1.10 51.78
Western Metals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

YETI has higher revenue and earnings than Western Metals.

Profitability

This table compares YETI and Western Metals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YETI 7.17% 84.63% 17.40%
Western Metals N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.5% of YETI shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of YETI shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of Western Metals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

YETI beats Western Metals on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

YETI Company Profile

YETI Holdings, Inc. designs, markets, retails, and distributes products for the outdoor and recreation market under the YETI brand. The company offers hard and soft coolers, as well as storage, transport, outdoor living, and associated accessories. It also provides drinkware products, including colsters, lowballs, wine tumbler, stackable pints, mugs, tumblers, bottles, and jugs, as well as accessories comprising bottle straw caps, tumbler handles, jug mounts, and bottle slings under the Rambler brand. In addition, the company offers YETI-branded gear products, such as hats, shirts, bottle openers, and ice substitutes. It sells its products through independent retailers, including outdoor specialty, hardware, sporting goods, and farm and ranch supply stores, as well as through Website. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Japan. YETI Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Western Metals Company Profile

Western Metals Corporation owns and operates natural gas wells in the Lindsey Slough Field in Solano County, California. It produces natural gas from land leased and administered by the California State Lands Commission. The company was formerly known as Coastcast Corporation and changed its name to Western Metals Corporation in November 2004. Western Metals Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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