Unifi (NYSE: UFI) is one of 82 public companies in the “IND PRODS/SVC” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Unifi to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Unifi and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Unifi $647.27 million $32.87 million 17.20
Unifi Competitors $2.96 billion $137.80 million 12.84

Unifi’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Unifi. Unifi 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.

Volatility & Risk

Unifi has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unifi’s competitors have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Unifi shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “IND PRODS/SVC” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of Unifi shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “IND PRODS/SVC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Unifi and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unifi 0 0 1 0 3.00
Unifi Competitors 347 1455 1759 56 2.42

Unifi presently has a consensus target price of $42.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.66%. As a group, “IND PRODS/SVC” companies have a potential upside of 0.06%. Given Unifi’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Unifi is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Unifi and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unifi 5.97% 9.72% 6.20%
Unifi Competitors -4.35% 4.02% 0.94%

Summary

Unifi beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Unifi Company Profile

Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells polyester and nylon yarns. The company operates through three segments: Polyester, Nylon, and International. The Polyester segment manufactures and sells polyester plastic bottle flakes, polymer beads, partially oriented yarns, textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns to other yarn manufacturers, and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets in the United States and El Salvador. The Nylon segment manufactures and sells textured, solution dyed, and spandex covered yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets in the United States and Colombia. The International segment provides polyester-based products to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets primarily in South America and Asia. The company sells its products through sales force and independent sales agents under the REPREVE, Sorbtek, Reflexx, XS, Cotton-like, and A.M.Y. brands. Unifi, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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