Head-To-Head Comparison: Wayfair (W) and Youngevity International (YGYI)

Wayfair (NYSE:W) and Youngevity International (NASDAQ:YGYI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Wayfair and Youngevity International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wayfair 1 12 9 0 2.36
Youngevity International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Wayfair currently has a consensus target price of $126.06, indicating a potential upside of 41.64%. Youngevity International has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.74%. Given Wayfair’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wayfair is more favorable than Youngevity International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.6% of Wayfair shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Youngevity International shares are held by institutional investors. 37.8% of Wayfair shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 69.0% of Youngevity International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Wayfair and Youngevity International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wayfair -6.98% N/A -34.40%
Youngevity International -10.85% -140.64% -23.90%

Risk & Volatility

Wayfair has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Youngevity International has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wayfair and Youngevity International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wayfair $4.72 billion 1.70 -$244.61 million ($2.80) -31.79
Youngevity International $165.70 million 0.92 -$12.67 million N/A N/A

Youngevity International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Wayfair.


Wayfair beats Youngevity International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wayfair

Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers approximately 10 million products for the home sector under various brands. It offers a selection of furniture, décor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal décor, and other home goods through its sites, such as Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, DwellStudio, Perigold, and Birch Lane. Wayfair Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Youngevity International

Youngevity International, Inc. develops and distributes health and nutrition related products and services through independent direct selling network in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Direct Selling and Commercial Coffee. The company offers approximately 5,500 products, including nutritional, vitamin, mineral, herbal, liquid, and dietary supplements; apparel; fashion and jewelry accessories; digital products; and packaged foods. It also provides automotive fuel additive, organic food and beverage, performance and energy, health and wellness, tea, weight loss, gourmet coffee, skincare and cosmetic, jewelry, beauty, and pet supplement products; and lifestyle products, such as spa, home, and garden products. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes essential-oil based nontoxic cleaning and care products for personal, home, and professional use. Further, it produces and sells coffee products under Café La Rica, Café Alma, Josie's Java House, Javalution Urban Grind, Javalution Daily Grind, and Javalution Royal Roast brand names. The company sells coffee products to wellness and retirement centers, and various cruise lines and cruise line distributors through retailers and distributors, as well as directly to the consumers under the JavaFit brand. Youngevity International, Inc. also markets its products through a range of consumer Websites, such as youngevity.com; ygyi.com; youngofficial.com; heritagemakers.com; mkcollab.com; clrroasters.com; cafelarica.com; javalution.com; mialisia.com; and mybeyondorganic.com. The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. Youngevity International, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chula Vista, California.

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