Head to Head Analysis: Lakeland Industries (LAKE) vs. G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (GIII)

Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) and G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ:GIII) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lakeland Industries and G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lakeland Industries $86.18 million 1.34 $3.89 million $0.82 17.50
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. $2.39 billion 0.51 $51.93 million $0.69 35.88

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Lakeland Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than G-III Apparel Group, LTD., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Lakeland Industries and G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lakeland Industries 6.65% 8.27% 7.02%
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 1.23% 4.65% 2.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lakeland Industries and G-III Apparel Group, LTD., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lakeland Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 1 3 8 0 2.58

Lakeland Industries currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.44%. G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has a consensus target price of $33.40, suggesting a potential upside of 34.89%. Given G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe G-III Apparel Group, LTD. is more favorable than Lakeland Industries.

Volatility and Risk

Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has a beta of 0.21, indicating that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.9% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are held by institutional investors. 7.8% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. beats Lakeland Industries on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lakeland Industries Company Profile

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company’s products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories.

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. Company Profile

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets a range of apparel products. The Company operates through two segments: wholesale operations and retail operations. Its apparel products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women’s suits and women’s performance wear, as well as women’s handbags, footwear, small leather goods, cold weather accessories and luggage. The Company’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, DKNY Jeans, Vilebrequin, G-III Sports by Carl Banks, Eliza J, Black Rivet and Jessica Howard. It has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, it has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. It also operates retail stores under the Donna Karan, Wilsons Leather, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

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