K Swiss (KSWS) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Comparison
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 related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
49.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares K Swiss and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|K Swiss Competitors||$3.00 billion||$167.09 million||389.13|
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 summary of current recommendations for K Swiss and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|K Swiss Competitors||267||1324||1945||74||2.51|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 7.47%. Given K Swiss’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe K Swiss has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
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||-1,575.39%||-11.70%||-8.15%|
Volatility and Risk
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 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About K Swiss
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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