Inter Parfums (NASDAQ: IPAR) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “SOAPS/COSMETICS” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Inter Parfums to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.


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This table compares Inter Parfums and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inter Parfums 7.03% 7.68% 5.58%
Inter Parfums Competitors 0.18% 21.74% -3.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Inter Parfums and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inter Parfums 0 3 2 0 2.40
Inter Parfums Competitors 307 1145 1133 29 2.34

Inter Parfums currently has a consensus price target of $47.60, indicating a potential downside of 0.10%. As a group, “SOAPS/COSMETICS” companies have a potential upside of 0.71%. Given Inter Parfums’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inter Parfums has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.1% of Inter Parfums shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “SOAPS/COSMETICS” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.4% of Inter Parfums shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “SOAPS/COSMETICS” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Inter Parfums and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Inter Parfums $591.25 million $41.59 million 35.56
Inter Parfums Competitors $15.45 billion $2.24 billion 25.65

Inter Parfums’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Inter Parfums. Inter Parfums is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Inter Parfums pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Inter Parfums pays out 62.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “SOAPS/COSMETICS” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 55.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Inter Parfums lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

Inter Parfums has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inter Parfums’ peers have a beta of 0.35, suggesting that their average share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Inter Parfums peers beat Inter Parfums on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Inter Parfums Company Profile

Inter Parfums, Inc. operates in the fragrance business. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes an array of fragrance and fragrance related products. It operates through two segments: European based operations and United States based operations. The European Operations segment produces and distributes its fragrance products under license agreements with brand owners. It has a portfolio of prestige brands, which include Balmain, Boucheron, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Repetto, Rochas, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Its prestige brand fragrance products are also marketed through its United States operations. These fragrance products are sold under various names, which include Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, bebe, Dunhill, French Connection, Oscar de la Rent and Shanghai Tang brands. The Company sells its products to department stores, perfumeries, specialty stores, and domestic and international wholesalers and distributors.

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