Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) and Express (NYSE:EXPR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Michael Kors Holdings Limited has a beta of 0.05, indicating that its share price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Express has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||$4.49 billion||1.91||$552.50 million||$3.59||15.69|
|Express||$2.19 billion||0.28||$57.41 million||$0.23||33.35|
Michael Kors Holdings Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Express. Michael Kors Holdings Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Express, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.2% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Express shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Express shares 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.
This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||12.68%||42.09%||28.42%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Express, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||2||18||8||0||2.21|
Michael Kors Holdings Limited currently has a consensus price target of $49.38, indicating a potential downside of 12.33%. Express has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.82%. Given Express’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Express is more favorable than Michael Kors Holdings Limited.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited beats Express on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited Company Profile
Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a designer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded women’s apparel and accessories and men’s apparel bearing the Michael Kors tradename and related trademarks MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, and various other related trademarks and logos. The Company operates through three segments: retail, wholesale and licensing. The Retail operations consist of collection stores and lifestyle stores, including concessions and outlet stores, located primarily in the Americas (the United States, Canada and Latin America), Europe and Asia, as well as e-commerce. Wholesale revenues are principally derived from major department and specialty stores located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company licenses its trademarks on products, such as fragrances, beauty, eyewear, leather goods, jewelry, watches, coats, men’s suits, swimwear, furs and ties, as well as through geographic licenses.
Express Company Profile
Express, Inc. is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer offering both women’s and men’s merchandise. The Company targets women and men between 20 and 30 years old. It offers an assortment of fashionable apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear and going-out occasions. It is engaged in the operation of its brick-and-mortar retail and outlet stores, e-commerce operations and franchise operations. It sells its products through its e-commerce Website, www.express.com and its mobile application, and has franchise agreements with franchisees that operate Express locations in Latin America. It operated 656 stores across the United States, in Canada and in Puerto Rico, including 104 factory outlet stores, as of January 28, 2017. Its products are created by its in-house design team. Its portfolio of apparel products includes brands, such as Portofino shirt, Editor pant and 1MX shirt.
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