Head to Head Contrast: Digital Brands Group (NASDAQ:DBGI) versus Torrid (NYSE:CURV)

Digital Brands Group (NASDAQ:DBGIGet Rating) and Torrid (NYSE:CURVGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.0% of Digital Brands Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.7% of Torrid shares are held by institutional investors. 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 current ratings and recommmendations for Digital Brands Group and Torrid, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Brands Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Torrid 0 2 6 0 2.75

Torrid has a consensus price target of $19.44, indicating a potential upside of 219.65%. Given Torrid’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Torrid is more favorable than Digital Brands Group.


This table compares Digital Brands Group and Torrid’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Brands Group -426.62% N/A -92.08%
Torrid N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Digital Brands Group and Torrid’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Brands Group $7.59 million 2.04 -$32.36 million ($8.04) -0.14
Torrid $1.28 billion 0.50 -$29.94 million N/A N/A

Torrid has higher revenue and earnings than Digital Brands Group.


Torrid beats Digital Brands Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Digital Brands Group (Get Rating)

Digital Brands Group, Inc. provides apparel under various brands on direct-to-consumer and wholesale basis. It operates as a digitally native vertical brand that sources products from third-party manufacturers and sells directly to the end consumer through its websites, as well as through its wholesale channel in specialty stores, select department stores, and own showrooms. The company offers denims under the DSTLD brand; and luxury men's suiting under the ACE Studios brand. It also designs, manufactures, and sells women's apparel, such as dresses, tops, jumpsuits, bottoms, sets, jackets, and rompers under the Bailey brand. The company was formerly known as Denim.LA, Inc. Digital Brands Group, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About Torrid (Get Rating)

Torrid Holdings Inc. focuses on operating as a holding company for Torrid Parent Inc. that operates in women's plus-size apparel and intimates market in North America. The company designs, develops, and merchandises its products under the Torrid and Torrid Curve brand names. It is involved in the sale of tops, bottoms, dresses, intimates, sleep wear, swim wear, and outerwear products; and non-apparel products comprising accessories, footwear, and beauty products. The company sells its products directly to consumers through its e-commerce platform and its physical footprint of 608 stores. As of May 1, 2021, it operated 608 stores in 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in City of Industry, California.

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