Kate Spade & Co (NYSE: KATE) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kate Spade & Co to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Kate Spade & Co and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kate Spade & Co 0.44% 1.11% 0.43%
Kate Spade & Co Competitors 0.80% -2.79% 3.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kate Spade & Co and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kate Spade & Co 1 13 1 0 2.00
Kate Spade & Co Competitors 609 3149 2945 91 2.37

Kate Spade & Co currently has a consensus price target of $20.04, indicating a potential upside of 8.39%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 5.55%. Given Kate Spade & Co’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kate Spade & Co is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kate Spade & Co and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kate Spade & Co N/A N/A 16.66
Kate Spade & Co Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 22.57

Kate Spade & Co’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kate Spade & Co. Kate Spade & Co 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.9% of Kate Spade & Co shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Kate Spade & Co shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kate Spade & Co has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kate Spade & Co’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kate Spade & Co peers beat Kate Spade & Co on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Kate Spade & Co Company Profile

Kate Spade & Company is engaged in the design and marketing of a range of accessories and apparel. It operates through three segments. The KATE SPADE North America segment consists of the Company’s kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in North America. The KATE SPADE International segment consists of the Company’s kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in international markets, which operates principally in Japan, Asia (excluding Japan), Europe and Latin America). The Adelington Design Group segment primarily consists of exclusive arrangements to supply jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands. In addition, the Adelington Design Group segment serves J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCPenney) through exclusive supplier agreements for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET jewelry lines. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 98 the United States Specialty Retail Stores; 35 Foreign Specialty Retail Stores; 65 the United States Outlet Stores; 17 Foreign Outlet Stores, and 54 Concessions.

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