V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is one of 26 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare V.F. Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.6% of V.F. Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of V.F. Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

V.F. Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. V.F. Corporation pays out 64.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. V.F. Corporation has raised its dividend for 44 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares V.F. Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
V.F. Corporation $12.01 billion $1.87 billion 24.02
V.F. Corporation Competitors $2.68 billion $378.34 million -4.34

V.F. Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. V.F. Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

V.F. Corporation has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, V.F. Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.72, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for V.F. Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
V.F. Corporation 1 15 5 0 2.19
V.F. Corporation Competitors 302 1348 1923 76 2.49

V.F. Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $61.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.93%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 10.25%. Given V.F. Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe V.F. Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares V.F. Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
V.F. Corporation 9.23% 27.44% 12.68%
V.F. Corporation Competitors -1,510.85% 0.36% -4.73%

Summary

V.F. Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About V.F. Corporation

V.F. Corporation (VF) is engaged in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The Company’s segments include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. Its Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition is a group of authentic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle brands. Its product offerings include apparel, footwear, equipment, backpacks, luggage and accessories. Its Imagewear coalition consists of the Image business. Its Wrangler brand offers denim, apparel, accessories and footwear through mass merchants, specialty stores and department stores in the United States, VF-operated stores and online at www.wrangler.com. The Sportswear coalition consists of the Nautica and Kipling brand businesses in North America (the Kipling brand outside of North America is managed by the Outdoor & Action Sports coalition).

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