Reviewing Nautilus Inc. (NLS)’s and Its Competitors results

Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a company in the Sporting Goods industry and that’s how we compare it to its rivals. The contrasting will be based on the analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Nautilus Inc. has 0% of its shares held by institutional investors versus an average of 77.29% institutional ownership for its competitors. On other hand Nautilus Inc. has 2.5% of its shares held by company insiders versus an average of 3.63% insiders ownership for its rivals.


On first table we have Nautilus Inc. and its rivals? return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nautilus Inc. 3.81% 13.90% 8.20%
Industry Average 3.85% 26.19% 10.04%

Earnings and Valuation

In next table we are contrasting Nautilus Inc. and its rivals’ top-line revenue, valuation and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Nautilus Inc. 15.11M 396.75M 13.41
Industry Average 46.72M 1.21B 27.50

Nautilus Inc. has lower revenue and P/E Ratio than its competitors. With presently lower price-to-earnings ratio Nautilus Inc. is more affordable than its peers.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 provides summary of current ratings for Nautilus Inc. and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nautilus Inc. 0 6 0 2.00
Industry Average 0.00 3.00 2.00 2.60

With consensus target price of $7.7, Nautilus Inc. has a potential upside of 24.60%. The potential upside of the peers is -0.53%. Given Nautilus Inc.?s rivals higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Nautilus Inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Nautilus Inc. and its competitors.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Nautilus Inc. -16.87% -11.45% -50.41% -55.67% -44.35% -38.99%
Industry Average 1.25% 8.18% 13.82% 10.64% 27.38% 15.44%

For the past year Nautilus Inc. had bearish trend while Nautilus Inc.’s competitors had bullish trend.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Nautilus Inc. are 1.9 and 1.3. Competitively, Nautilus Inc.’s competitors have 3.08 and 1.70 for Current and Quick Ratio. Nautilus Inc.’s competitors have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Nautilus Inc.

Volatility & Risk

Nautilus Inc. is 24.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 0.76. Competitively, Nautilus Inc.’s competitors are 28.75% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.71 beta.


Nautilus Inc. does not pay a dividend.


On 7 of the 6 factors Nautilus Inc.’s competitors beat Nautilus Inc.

Nautilus, Inc., a consumer fitness products company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio machines, exercise bikes, treadmills, home gyms, dumbbells, elliptical machines, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brand names. In addition, it engages in licensing its brands and intellectual properties. The company offers its products directly to consumers through television advertising, catalogs, and the Internet; and through a network of retail companies consisting of sporting goods stores, Internet retailers, and large-format and warehouse stores, as well as specialty retailers and independent bike dealers. Nautilus, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.