Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE:VNCE) and Differential Brands Group (DFBG) Financial Analysis

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) and Differential Brands Group (NASDAQ:DFBG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Vince Holding Corp. has a beta of 1.82, meaning that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Differential Brands Group has a beta of -1.72, meaning that its share price is 272% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and Differential Brands Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vince Holding Corp. -65.75% -24.26% -4.82%
Differential Brands Group -8.79% -23.53% -6.57%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.7% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by institutional investors. 58.4% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 62.5% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Vince Holding Corp. and Differential Brands Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vince Holding Corp. 0 2 2 0 2.50
Differential Brands Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Vince Holding Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, indicating a potential upside of 675.00%. Differential Brands Group has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 163.16%. Given Vince Holding Corp.’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Vince Holding Corp. is more favorable than Differential Brands Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and Differential Brands Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vince Holding Corp. $258.60 million 0.10 $1.97 million ($3.44) -0.15
Differential Brands Group $155.65 million 0.16 $3.42 million ($1.06) -1.79

Differential Brands Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vince Holding Corp.. Differential Brands Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vince Holding Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Differential Brands Group beats Vince Holding Corp. on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vince Holding Corp. Company Profile

Vince Holding Corp. (Vince) is a United States-based company, which offers a range of women’s and men’s apparel, women’s and men’s footwear, and handbags. The Company operates as a fashion brand. The Company operates in two segments: Wholesale and Direct-to-consumer. The Company’s Wholesale segment consists of its operations to distribute products to various department stores and specialty stores in the United States and select international markets. The Company’s Direct-to-consumer segment consists of its operations to distribute products directly to the consumer through its branded specialty retail stores, outlet stores and e-commerce platform. The Company utilizes luxe fabrications and various techniques to create its product assortment. The Company serves its customers through various channels, including wholesale department stores and specialty stores in the United States, as well as through its branded retail locations and its Website.

Differential Brands Group Company Profile

Differential Brands Group Inc., formerly Joe’s Jeans Inc., is engaged in the design, development and marketing of apparel products, which include denim jeans, related casual wear and accessories. The Company offers its products under various brands, such as Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS. Its segments are Wholesale and Retail. Its Wholesale segment consists of sales of Hudson products to retailers, specialty stores and international distributors. Its Retail segment consists of sales of its products to consumers through its retail Internet sites for Hudson products. The Hudson product line includes women’s, men’s and children’s denim jeans, pants and other bottoms. The Robert Graham product line includes men’s sport shirts, pants, sweaters, knits, t-shirts, sportcoats, outerwear and swimwear. Through SWIMS brand, it distributes a range of footwear, swimwear, outerwear, ready-to-wear and accessories across the world through department stores, independent specialty and luxury resorts.

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