Weyco Group (NASDAQ: WEYS) and Talon International (OTCMKTS:TALN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.8% of Weyco Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Talon International shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.6% of Weyco Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of Talon International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Weyco Group and Talon International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weyco Group $283.75 million 1.32 $16.49 million N/A N/A
Talon International $48.26 million 0.15 $990,000.00 N/A N/A

Weyco Group has higher revenue and earnings than Talon International.

Dividends

Weyco Group pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Talon International does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Weyco Group has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talon International has a beta of 2.38, meaning that its stock price is 138% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Weyco Group and Talon International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weyco Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Talon International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Weyco Group presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 28.73%. Given Weyco Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weyco Group is more favorable than Talon International.

Profitability

This table compares Weyco Group and Talon International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weyco Group 5.81% 7.33% 5.90%
Talon International 1.10% 6.37% 2.37%

Summary

Weyco Group beats Talon International on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Weyco Group Company Profile

Weyco Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and distributes footwear. The company operates through two segments, North American Wholesale and North American Retail. It engages in the design and marketing footwear for men, women, and children under the Florsheim, Nunn Bush, Stacy Adams, BOGS, Rafters, and Umi brand names. The company offers mid-priced leather dress shoes and casual footwear of man-made materials or leather; and outdoor boots, shoes, and sandals. It is involved in the wholesale of its products to footwear, department, and specialty stores primarily in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 10 brick and mortar retail stores in the United States; and an Internet business. It also has licensing agreements with third parties, who sell its branded apparel, accessories, and specialty footwear in the United States, as well as its footwear in Mexico and certain markets internationally. The company was formerly known as Weyenberg Shoe Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Weyco Group, Inc. in April 1990. Weyco Group, Inc. was founded in 1896 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Talon International Company Profile

Talon International, Inc. manufactures and distributes apparel components and accessories to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, and mass merchandisers. The company offers a line of metal, coil, and plastic zippers under the Talon brand name; apparel trim components, including tags, labels, buttons, rivets, leather patches, woven labels, heat transfer seals, tapes, ribbons, printed marketing material, polybasic, packing cartons, and hangers; metal fasteners; stretch waistbands, shirt collars, and inner pocketing panels under the Tekfit brand, as well as packaging and other items; and specialty stretch technology for interlinings. It also provides outsourced trim design, sourcing, and management services, as well as supplies custom branded trim components. The company sells its products through its own sales force in the United States, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, as well as through sales representatives in Europe. The company was formerly known as Tag-It Pacific, Inc. and changed its name to Talon International, Inc. in July 2007. Talon International, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.

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