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Critical Contrast: Wayfair (W) & Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA)

Wayfair (NYSE: W) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Institutional Insider Ownership

66.2% of Wayfair shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.9% of Wayfair shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Liberty Interactive Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wayfair.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Wayfair presently has a consensus price target of $74.19, indicating a potential upside of 10.07%. Given Wayfair’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Wayfair is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Summary

Wayfair beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Wayfair Company Profile

Wayfair Inc. (Wayfair) offers browsing, merchandising and product discovery for a range of products from various suppliers. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. and International. The U.S. segment consists of amounts earned through product sales through the Company’s five sites in the United States and through sites operated by third parties in the United States. The International segment consists of amounts earned through product sales through its international sites. It has an online selection of furniture, decor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal decor and other home goods. As of December 31, 2016, it had offered five sites, including Websites, mobile-optimized Websites and mobile applications: Wayfair, Joss Main, AllModern, DwellStudio and Birch Lane. Wayfair is an online destination for all things home. Birch Lane offers a collection of furnishings and home decor. Its sites feature certain products under its house brands, such as Three Posts and Mercury Row.

Liberty Interactive Corp Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen

Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen

Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen



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Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen

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(BPT) – Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories coupled with exposed natural materials infuse a sense of artistry for unmatched style.

Authentic elegance

Handcrafted materials make for eye-catching pieces in the kitchen. An island created from reclaimed wood transforms a functional aspect of the room into a beautiful piece of art. Live-edge countertops invigorate the wood grain and serve as a centerpiece for entertaining. A hammered copper sink paired with rich gold accessories doubles as a stunning complement to earth tones. Extend wood elements throughout the entire space with exposed beams and open shelving for a unified look.

Refined fittings

Deemed the jewel of the kitchen, the faucet serves as a focal point that brings all elements of the space together. The Litze Kitchen Collection by Brizo is inspired by the revival of the arts and crafts movement to meld artisan style with clean and contemporary sensibility. Every design element — from the three distinct spout configurations to the unique handle options — makes this collection feel at home in both modern, minimal environments and urban, industrial spaces. The Brilliance Luxe Gold and split Matte Black/Brilliance Luxe Gold finishes effortlessly bring luxury and style, while knurling details add textured appeal to any artisanal kitchen design.

Curated accents

Hand-painted accessories serve as beautiful statements in the kitchen with each piece containing a story as unique as the individual who created it. Whether decorated with bold colors or a muted palette, hand-painted accessories create striking displays of authenticity and originality. Use these pieces to adorn open shelves or feature them as table centerpieces to further accentuate a curated artisanal design.

Custom hardware

Custom drawer pulls and handles make a powerful statement in kitchen design. While seemingly small, these pieces unite all elements in the room’s aesthetic. Handles wrapped in leather bring both textural and visual appeal, while hand-carved wooden pulls cater to rustic elements when paired with exposed brick or mineral gray countertops.

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Critical Survey: Wayfair (W) & Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA)

Wayfair (NYSE: W) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings Valuation

This table compares Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Liberty Interactive Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wayfair.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Wayfair shares are held by institutional investors. 56.9% of Wayfair shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Wayfair presently has a consensus target price of $74.19, indicating a potential upside of 10.07%. Given Wayfair’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wayfair is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Wayfair and Liberty Interactive Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Summary

Wayfair beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wayfair

Wayfair Inc. (Wayfair) offers browsing, merchandising and product discovery for a range of products from various suppliers. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. and International. The U.S. segment consists of amounts earned through product sales through the Company’s five sites in the United States and through sites operated by third parties in the United States. The International segment consists of amounts earned through product sales through its international sites. It has an online selection of furniture, decor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal decor and other home goods. As of December 31, 2016, it had offered five sites, including Websites, mobile-optimized Websites and mobile applications: Wayfair, Joss Main, AllModern, DwellStudio and Birch Lane. Wayfair is an online destination for all things home. Birch Lane offers a collection of furnishings and home decor. Its sites feature certain products under its house brands, such as Three Posts and Mercury Row.

About Liberty Interactive Corp

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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Ormie King: The story of the legendary Prosser food truck in Auburn

Ormie King’s column appears Sundays in The Citizen and he can be reached by email at ormie5king@gmail.com.

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A rock-hard introduction to cooking

At last I’ve found something which lives up to the phrase “as hard as a rock”.

The rock in this instance is “Rocktanium”, a new range of pans from cookware experts Stellar where the non-stick coating is reinforced with titanium.

We’ve all had saucepans and frying pans over the years where the non-stick coating has been invariably scratched or chipped and on some of the cheapest pans, I’ve seen the coating peel away in huge chunks.

The distinctive rock appearance of the non-stick coating.

The distinctive rock appearance of the non-stick coating.

This new range of pans uses titanium technology known as “Quantanium” ­– a unique mix of titanium particles blended into the coating that stands up to almost anything without the use of PTFE or PFOA.

This Quantanium technology offers outstanding scratch and abrasion resistance, it isn’t attacked by the acids and sugars in some foods, and it can withstand high temperatures which means the pans can be used in the oven as well as on the hob.

The other difference with Quantanium technology over typical non-stick coatings is that they are colourful with a stone appearance. This makes a welcome change from the inside of your non-stick pan always being dull and black.

But it isn’t just what’s on the inside which makes the Stellar Rocktanium pans unique. The pans are made from thick aluminium with an induction base. This ensures even heat distribution across the whole of the pan while making them suitable for all hob types.

There are a selection of pans in this new collection – including saucepans in 16-24cm diameters, a range of frying pans between 20 and 30cm diameter, a 24cm saute pan, and a 14cm milk pan. The cheapest pan costs just £30 for either the milk pan or the 20cm frying pan, with the most expensive being the 24cm saute pan at around £61.

The 16cm saucepan in the Stellar Rocktanium range with glass vented lid.

The 16cm saucepan in the Stellar Rocktanium range with glass vented lid.

The aluminium design with hollow stainless steel handles means the pans are extremely strong while also being light and easy-to-use.

The saucepans and the saute pan also come with vented glass lids so that you can see exactly what’s cooking. I tested the range using the saute pan and this was clearly the cleanest and easiest bacon and sausage sandwich I’ve made.

Despite bundles of fat and water in the meat, the glass lid – which is reinforced with a stainless steel rim – kept the cooker top clean and the contents didn’t stick. Cleaning the pans after use is also easy because of the Quantanium coating. If you have a dishwasher the pans and lids are dishwasher safe while being oven safe to 210 degrees centigrade.

All Stellar products are built to last, but for reassurance, the pans come with a lifetime guarantee and the non-stick coating has a five year guarantee.

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Two delicious recipes that use autumn’s colourful tomatoes

Tomatoes are often considered a summer fruit, but I think they’re at their best in the autumn, at least in Hong Kong. At other times, I buy only the small oval or pear-shaped tomatoes that are sold by fruit vendors. At this time of year, though, many shops carry an excellent range of flavourful tomatoes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours.

Roasted cherry tomato, goat cheese and comté clafoutis

Most people know clafoutis as a sweet dessert – a type of rustic baked custard cooked with fresh fruit such as cherries or small plums. This version uses a savoury custard that is seasoned with aged comté cheese instead of sugar. I also like to add goat cheese to the tomato filling.

1.2kg small tomatoes, preferably a mix of colours and varieties
About 50ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for oiling the pans or ramekins
3 large eggs
60 grams 24-months-aged comté cheese, grated on a fine-toothed rasp-type grater (such as a Microplane)
70 grams plain (all-purpose) flour
About 350ml whole milk
200 grams soft, mild goat cheese
A sprig of fresh thyme, leaves only
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Pull off and discard the stems from the tomatoes. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, drizzle with the extra-virgin olive oil and mix to combine. If needed, add more oil so the tomatoes are lightly coated. Spread the tomatoes on a baking sheet large enough to hold them in one layer. Sprinkle salt over the tomatoes, then bake at 220 degrees for about 10 min­utes, or until they are slightly shrivelled and starting to lose their juices. Take the tray from the oven. Reduce the heat to 200 degrees.

Lightly oil six wide, shallow individual-serving pans or ramekins that hold about 400ml each (I use small cast-iron skillets that are about 15cm in diameter). Place them in the oven to heat for about 15 minutes.

Susan Jung’s recipes for baked tomatoes and a summer salad

Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl, leaving behind the cooking juices. Pour the tomato juices into a measuring cup and add milk so the total amount of liquid is 400ml.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk well. Add the flour and whisk to combine, then mix in the tomato/milk mixture. Whisk in the grated comté cheese, a little salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Cut the goat cheese into small chunks.

Remove the hot pans/ramekins from the oven. Working quickly, divide the tomatoes and goat cheese evenly between the pans. Pour the custard over the ingredients, dividing it evenly between the pans. Scatter thyme leaves over the top then put the pans back into the oven. Bake at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the custard is set, slightly puffy and browned around the edges. Cool slightly before serving.


Two-toned chilled tomato soup

Make this with the sweetest, brightest-coloured tomatoes you can find, choosing two colours. I like using red and yellow, although orange and yellow, or yellow and green are nice, too.

For the red tomato soup:
20ml olive oil
2 medium-sized shallots, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
500 grams small red tomatoes, halved
1 red bird’s-eye chilli
A pinch of chilli powder
About 15ml red wine vinegar
Fine sea salt

For the yellow tomato soup:
20ml olive oil
2 medium-sized shallots, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
500 grams small yellow tomatoes, halved
1 tsp whole cumin seeds
Several fresh Italian basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
About 15ml fresh lime juice

For the garnishes:
1 slice of crustless sandwich bread
About 60ml olive oil, or more as needed
Small leaves of fresh Italian basil
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

For the red tomato soup, pour 20ml of olive oil into a medium-sized pan, add the shallot and garlic and place over a medium-low flame. Sprinkle lightly with salt then cook, stirring often, until the shallots and garlic are soft. Cut the bird’s-eye chilli in half length­wise, scrape out the seeds, then finely mince the flesh. Add the chilli and a pinch of chilli powder to the shallots and garlic, then mix in the tomatoes and a sprinkling of salt. Turn the flame to high and cook until the tomatoes start to shrivel and give off some of their juices. Set aside to cool.

Tomato recipes: soy-onion salad, and a chilled tomato soup

Make the yellow tomato soup. Toast the cumin seeds in an unoiled skillet until fragrant. Cool the cumin seeds then grind to a fine powder. Pour 20ml of olive oil into a medium-sized pan, add the shallot and garlic and place over a medium-low flame. Sprinkle lightly with salt then cook, stirring often, until the shallots and garlic are soft. Add the ground cumin, the tomatoes and a sprinkling of salt. Turn the flame to high and cook until the tomatoes start to shrivel and give off some of their juices. Set aside to cool.

When the yellow tomato mixture is at room temperature, add the basil leaves and lime juice and purée until smooth in a food processor. Pour the mixture into a container with a pouring spout, then refrigerate for several hours. Rinse the food processor, then use it to purée the red tomato mixture with 15ml of red wine vinegar. Pour the mixture into a container with a pouring spout, then refrigerate for several hours.

Tomato recipes: stir-fried, and roasted with chicken legs

Cut the sandwich bread into 5mm dice. Put the bread cubes into a bowl and drizzle with 60ml of olive oil. Mix so the bread cubes are lightly coated with oil; if needed, add more oil. Sprinkle a little salt over the bread cubes, then put them in a skillet set over a medium flame. Stirring often, toast the bread cubes until they are dry, crisp and pale golden, then drain on paper towels.

When it’s time to serve the soup, remove the mixtures from the fridge. The purées will probably be too thick (more like sauces than soups) so thin them to a soup consistency with cold water. Taste the soups and season as needed with salt. Add more vinegar to the red soup, and more lime juice to the yellow soup, if needed.

Take one of the containers of soup in each hand. Working slowly and steadily, pour the soups simultaneously into opposite sides of four shallow bowls, so the colours stay sepa­rate. Drizzle olive oil over both the soups in the bowls. Scatter the croutons over the red soup and add small basil leaves over the yellow soup. Serve immediately.

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