Kate Spade & Co (NYSE: LIZ) is one of 32 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kate Spade & Co to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

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 2.10% 5.85% 6.26%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kate Spade & Co 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kate Spade & Co Competitors 464 2868 2741 84 2.40

As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 7.11%. Given Kate Spade & Co’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kate Spade & Co has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kate Spade & Co N/A N/A 20.19
Kate Spade & Co Competitors $3.99 billion $181.38 million 429.79

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.

Volatility and Risk

Kate Spade & Co has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kate Spade & Co’s peers have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kate Spade & Co peers beat Kate Spade & Co on 7 of the 8 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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