Critical Survey: Duluth Holdings (DLTH) & Its Peers

Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ: DLTH) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Duluth Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.5% of Duluth Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 70.4% of Duluth Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.7% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Duluth Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Duluth Holdings $411.57 million $37.84 million 35.05
Duluth Holdings Competitors $2.68 billion $378.34 million -3.63

Duluth Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Duluth Holdings. Duluth Holdings 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.

Risk & Volatility

Duluth Holdings has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duluth Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Duluth Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Duluth Holdings 0 3 5 0 2.63
Duluth Holdings Competitors 240 1232 1881 72 2.52

Duluth Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $27.01, indicating a potential upside of 32.84%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 4.84%. Given Duluth Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Duluth Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Duluth Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Duluth Holdings 4.64% 17.05% 11.69%
Duluth Holdings Competitors -1,512.44% -11.23% -7.75%


Duluth Holdings beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Duluth Holdings

Duluth Holdings Inc. is a lifestyle brand of men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories. The Company offers a line of functional products, such as its Longtail T shirts, Buck Naked underwear and Fire Hose work pants. The Company’s segments include direct and retail. The direct segment includes revenues from the Company’s Website and catalogs. The retail segment includes revenues from the Company’s retail and outlet stores. The Company offers its products under the Duluth Trading brand. The Company’s Website,, serves as a storefront for its product assortment. As of January 29, 2017, the Company operated 14 retail stores and two outlet stores. The Company’s stores range in size from approximately 6,000 to 14,000 selling square feet. The Company’s products also include Ballroom jeans, Duluthflex clothing, Armachillo shirts, Dry on the Fly pants, Armachillo underwear and No-Yank Tank.

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