K Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare K Swiss to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for K Swiss and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|K Swiss Competitors||269||1305||1947||74||2.51|
This table compares K Swiss and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|K Swiss Competitors||-1,644.43%||-15.43%||-9.50%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
52.9% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares K Swiss and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|K Swiss Competitors||$3.00 billion||$167.09 million||-52.03|
K Swiss’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than K Swiss. K Swiss is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
K Swiss has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K Swiss’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About K Swiss
K-Swiss Inc. (K-Swiss) is engaged in designing, developing and marketing an array of footwear, apparel and accessories for athletic, sports and fitness activities and casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. The Company also designs, develops and markets footwear for adventurers for all terrains under the Palladium brand. The Company sells products primarily to footwear stores, pro shops, sporting goods stores and department stores. Internationally, as of December 31, 2011, K-Swiss had the right to market its products in 124 countries through eight international subsidiaries and 29 distributors. During the year ended December 31, 2011, approximately 60%, 21%, 17% and 2% of the Company’s footwear products were manufactured in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, respectively. In May 2013, E.Land World Ltd. completed the acquisition of K Swiss Inc in a merger transaction.
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