Stein Mart Inc. (SMRT)’s Financial Results Comparing With Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE:SSI)

Stein Mart Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) and Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE:SSI) compete against each other in the Apparel Stores sector. We will contrast them and contrast their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stein Mart Inc. 1.30B 0.04 10.85M -0.18 0.00
Stage Stores Inc. 1.61B 0.02 74.19M -2.64 0.00

Table 1 highlights Stein Mart Inc. and Stage Stores Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 has Stein Mart Inc. and Stage Stores Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stein Mart Inc. -0.83% -21.4% -2.2%
Stage Stores Inc. -4.61% 0% 0%

Volatility and Risk

Stein Mart Inc. is 176.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its -0.76 beta. Stage Stores Inc.’s 45.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.55 beta.


1.7 and 0.2 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Stein Mart Inc. Its rival Stage Stores Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2.8 and 0.4 respectively. Stage Stores Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Stein Mart Inc.


On the other side Stage Stores Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.2 per share. It’s dividend yield is 20.26%. Stein Mart Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Stein Mart Inc. and Stage Stores Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 12.8% and 56.2%. About 2.2% of Stein Mart Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, owned 10.4% of Stage Stores Inc. shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Stein Mart Inc. -16.91% -49.33% -47.69% -61.3% -3.83% -2.59%
Stage Stores Inc. -15.58% -25.71% -35.64% -50.94% -30.11% -22.62%

For the past year Stein Mart Inc. has stronger performance than Stage Stores Inc.


Stein Mart Inc. beats on 6 of the 11 factors Stage Stores Inc.

Stein Mart, Inc. operates as a retailer that provides fashion merchandise products and related services in the United States. It offers fashion apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes, and home fashions. The companyÂ’s stores also provide merchandise locator services; a preferred customer program; co-branded and private label credit card programs; and electronic gift cards. As of August 2, 2017, it operated a chain of 292 retail stores in 31 states. The company also sells its products through an Internet store. Stein Mart, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Stage Stores, Inc. operates specialty department stores primarily in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the United States. Its merchandise portfolio comprises moderately priced brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear, and home goods. The company also offers merchandise direct-to-consumer through its e-commerce Website and send program. As of September 27, 2017, it operated 792 specialty department stores in 42 states under the BEALLS, GOODY'S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE names; 58 GORDMANS off-price stores; and, an e-commerce Website. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Houston, Texas.