Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) and Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Levi Strauss & Co. and Canada Goose, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Levi Strauss & Co. 0 3 4 0 2.57
Canada Goose 0 3 9 0 2.75

Levi Strauss & Co. currently has a consensus price target of $25.14, suggesting a potential upside of 13.97%. Canada Goose has a consensus price target of $76.16, suggesting a potential upside of 59.03%. Given Canada Goose’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Canada Goose is more favorable than Levi Strauss & Co..

Profitability

This table compares Levi Strauss & Co. and Canada Goose’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Levi Strauss & Co. N/A N/A N/A
Canada Goose 17.71% 52.29% 23.28%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.2% of Levi Strauss & Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Canada Goose shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Levi Strauss & Co. and Canada Goose’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Levi Strauss & Co. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Canada Goose $461.08 million 11.42 $74.94 million $0.65 73.68

Canada Goose has higher revenue and earnings than Levi Strauss & Co..

Summary

Canada Goose beats Levi Strauss & Co. on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. Levi Strauss & Co. sells its products in approximately 110 countries through a network of chain retailers, department stores, specialty retailers, franchised or other brand-dedicated stores, and shop-in-shops, as well as e-commerce sites. The company operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Canada Goose

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells premium outdoor apparel for men, women, youth, children, and babies. The company operates in two segments, Wholesale and Direct to Consumer. It offers parkas, jackets, shells, vests, knitwear, and accessories for fall, winter, and spring seasons. As of April 09, 2019, it operated 11 retail stores. The company also sells its products through e-commerce in 12 countries. Canada Goose Holdings Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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