H&R Block Inc. (HRB)’s Financial Results Comparing With Weight Watchers International Inc. (NASDAQ:WTW)

As Personal Services businesses, H&R Block Inc. (NYSE:HRB) and Weight Watchers International Inc. (NASDAQ:WTW), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
H&R Block Inc. 3.18B 1.56 581.85M 2.74 10.17
Weight Watchers International Inc. 1.50B 1.36 242.93M 2.41 20.44

Demonstrates H&R Block Inc. and Weight Watchers International Inc. earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation. Weight Watchers International Inc. has lower revenue and earnings than H&R Block Inc. The business that Presently has a lower P/E ratio is considered the more affordable of the two businesses. H&R Block Inc. is trading at a lower P/E ratio than Weight Watchers International Inc., indicating that it is currently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
H&R Block Inc. 18.30% -465.9% 24.4%
Weight Watchers International Inc. 16.20% -25.7% 18.4%

Risk & Volatility

H&R Block Inc.’s current beta is 0.08 and it happens to be 92.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. In other hand, Weight Watchers International Inc. has beta of 2.99 which is 199.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


H&R Block Inc. has a Current Ratio of 2.3 and a Quick Ratio of 2.3. Competitively, Weight Watchers International Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.1 and has 1 Quick Ratio. H&R Block Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Weight Watchers International Inc.


$0.98 per share with a dividend yield of 4.05% is the annual dividend that H&R Block Inc. pay. Weight Watchers International Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for H&R Block Inc. and Weight Watchers International Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
H&R Block Inc. 1 1 0 2.50
Weight Watchers International Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

H&R Block Inc. has a 1.83% upside potential and a consensus price target of $24.5.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 0% of H&R Block Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 92.8% of Weight Watchers International Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.5% of H&R Block Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 9% of Weight Watchers International Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
H&R Block Inc. 3.22% -1.55% 8.27% -5.11% 1.79% 6.33%
Weight Watchers International Inc. -1.7% -7.64% -29.32% -43.42% 4.53% 11.04%

For the past year H&R Block Inc. has weaker performance than Weight Watchers International Inc.


H&R Block Inc. beats on 12 of the 15 factors Weight Watchers International Inc.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions, and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing. In addition, the company develops and offers applications for mobile devices, which offer tax return preparation solutions and related services and products to clients. Further, it provides refund transfers, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit, H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, refund advance loans, and an Instant Cash Back refund option. H&R Block, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches. The company also engages in the meetings business, which presents weight management programs, as well as allows members to support each other by sharing their experiences with other people experiencing similar weight management challenges. In addition, it offers various digital subscription products, including Weight Watchers OnlinePlus and a weight management companion for Weight Watchers meeting members to digitally manage the day-to-day aspects of their weight management plan, as well as provides interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow weight management plan. Further, the company provides Personal Coaching, an online subscription product that offers one-on-one telephonic, e-mail, and text support and personalized planning from a Weight Watchers-certified coach, as well as offers access to other online tools. Additionally it offers various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, food, and restaurant guides with SmartPoints values, Weight Watchers magazines, SmartPoints calculators, and fitness kits, as well as third-party products, such as activity-tracking monitors. The company also licenses the Weight Watchers brand and other intellectual property in frozen foods, baked goods, and other consumer products, as well as endorses selected branded consumer products; and engages in publishing magazines, as well issues other publications, such as cookbooks, and food and restaurant guides with SmartPoints values. It offers products through its meeting and franchisee business, as well as online. Weight Watchers International, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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