Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE: EL) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) pays out 40.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Personal Products” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.6% of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.0% of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) $11.82 billion $2.35 billion 32.11
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors $14.67 billion $2.94 billion 13.96

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The). Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 0 4 17 0 2.81
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors 367 1100 1248 28 2.34

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus target price of $111.35, indicating a potential upside of 3.50%. As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential upside of 2.28%. Given Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 10.56% 32.38% 11.90%
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors 6.12% 158.49% 7.96%

Volatility and Risk

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced. Its skin care products include moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices and sun care products.

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