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Head to Head Analysis: Liberty Interactive QVC Group (LINTA) & Wayfair (W) |

Head to Head Analysis: Liberty Interactive QVC Group (LINTA) & Wayfair (W)

Liberty Interactive QVC Group (NASDAQ: LINTA) and Wayfair (NYSE:W) are both cyclical consumer goods services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.


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

Earnings and Valuation

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

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Interactive QVC Group and Wayfair, as reported by MarketBeat.

Wayfair has a consensus price target of $74.19, indicating a potential downside of 0.54%. Given Wayfair’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Wayfair is more favorable than Liberty Interactive QVC Group.

Insider and Institutional 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

About Liberty Interactive QVC Group

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, 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.

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.

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