K Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) is one of 27 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare K Swiss to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.9% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
K Swiss has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K Swiss’ peers have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares K Swiss and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|K Swiss Competitors||-1,575.59%||-14.10%||-8.64%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares K Swiss and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|K Swiss Competitors||$3.00 billion||$167.09 million||397.24|
K Swiss’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than K Swiss. K Swiss is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for K Swiss and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|K Swiss Competitors||268||1324||1946||74||2.51|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 7.11%. Given K Swiss’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe K Swiss has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
K Swiss Company Profile
K-Swiss Inc. (K-Swiss) is engaged in designing, developing and marketing an array of footwear, apparel and accessories for athletic, sports and fitness activities and casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. The Company also designs, develops and markets footwear for adventurers for all terrains under the Palladium brand. The Company sells products primarily to footwear stores, pro shops, sporting goods stores and department stores. Internationally, as of December 31, 2011, K-Swiss had the right to market its products in 124 countries through eight international subsidiaries and 29 distributors. During the year ended December 31, 2011, approximately 60%, 21%, 17% and 2% of the Company’s footwear products were manufactured in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, respectively. In May 2013, E.Land World Ltd. completed the acquisition of K Swiss Inc in a merger transaction.
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