Hudson’s Bay (OTCMKTS: HBAYF) and Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Hudson’s Bay and Dillard’s, as reported by MarketBeat.
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This table compares Hudson’s Bay and Dillard’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
89.4% of Dillard’s shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Dillard’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hudson’s Bay and Dillard’s’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dillard’s||$6.42 billion||0.34||$221.32 million||$4.80||15.94|
Dillard’s has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson’s Bay.
Volatility & Risk
Hudson’s Bay has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dillard’s has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Dillard’s pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Hudson’s Bay does not pay a dividend. Dillard’s pays out 8.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dillard’s has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Dillard’s beats Hudson’s Bay on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hudson’s Bay Company Profile
Hudson's Bay Company owns and operates department stores in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Its stores offers fashion apparels, accessories, cosmetics, and home products. The company operates its stores under the Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Find @ Lord & Taylor, Gilt, Home Outfitters, Galeria Kaufhof, Galeria INNO, and Sportarena banners. As of February 3, 2018, it operated approximately 480 stores. The company also operates e-commerce sites. The company was founded in 1670 and is based in Brampton, Canada. Hudson's Bay Company is a subsidiary of Hudson's Bay Company (Luxembourg) S. à r. l.
Dillard’s Company Profile
Dillard's, Inc. operates as fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Operations and Construction. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Its brand merchandise includes Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke, and Daniel Cremieux. The company also sells its merchandise online through its Website, dillards.com, which features online gift registries and various other services. In addition, it operates a general contracting construction company that engages in constructing and remodeling stores. As of January 28, 2017, the company operated 293 Dillard's stores, including 25 clearance centers; and an Internet store. Dillard's, Inc. was founded in 1938 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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