Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) and Pixarbio (OTCMKTS:PXRB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Planet Fitness and Pixarbio, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Planet Fitness currently has a consensus target price of $52.31, indicating a potential downside of 6.98%. Given Planet Fitness’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Planet Fitness is more favorable than Pixarbio.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Planet Fitness and Pixarbio’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Planet Fitness has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pixarbio.
This table compares Planet Fitness and Pixarbio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.8% of Planet Fitness shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.9% of Planet Fitness 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.
Volatility and Risk
Planet Fitness has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pixarbio has a beta of -186.52, meaning that its stock price is 18,752% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Planet Fitness beats Pixarbio on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates fitness centers under the Planet Fitness name. It operates through three segments: Franchise, Corporate-Owned Stores, and Equipment. The Franchise segment is involved in franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Panama. The Corporate-Owned Stores segment operates corporate-owned stores in the United States and Canada. The Equipment segment engages in the sale of fitness equipment to franchisee-owned stores in the United States. As of June 30, 2018, the company had 1,608 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. Planet Fitness, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.
PixarBio Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical/biotechnology company, focuses on the pre-clinical and clinical development of neurological drug delivery systems for post-operative pain. The company researches and develops delivery systems for drugs, devices, or biologics to treat pain, epilepsy, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury. Its principal product platform is NeuroRelease for the therapeutic release of non-opiate drugs for post-operative, acute, and chronic pain in pre-clinical models. The company is based in Medford, Massachusetts.