Head to Head Review: Naked Brand Group (NAKD) vs. Cintas (CTAS)

Naked Brand Group (NASDAQ:NAKD) and Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.


Cintas pays an annual dividend of $1.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Naked Brand Group does not pay a dividend. Cintas pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cintas has raised its dividend for 35 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Naked Brand Group has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cintas has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.6% of Naked Brand Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of Cintas shares are held by institutional investors. 30.9% of Naked Brand Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of Cintas shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Naked Brand Group and Cintas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Naked Brand Group -83.99% -65.59% -54.62%
Cintas 12.72% 24.13% 10.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Naked Brand Group and Cintas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Naked Brand Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cintas 1 6 5 1 2.46

Cintas has a consensus price target of $194.09, indicating a potential upside of 6.72%. Given Cintas’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cintas is more favorable than Naked Brand Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Naked Brand Group and Cintas’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Naked Brand Group $2.85 million 11.04 -$5.78 million N/A N/A
Cintas $6.48 billion 3.00 $842.58 million $5.94 30.62

Cintas has higher revenue and earnings than Naked Brand Group.


Cintas beats Naked Brand Group on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Naked Brand Group Company Profile

Naked Brand Group Limited designs, manufactures, and markets intimate, apparel, and swimwear products worldwide. The company has a portfolio of 11 company-owned and licensed brands, including Heidi Klum Intimates, Heidi Klum Accessories, Bendon, Fayreform, Pleasure State, Lovable, Heidi Klum Swim, Naked, Hickory, Bendon Man, and Davenport. It operates through approximately 6,000 retail stores and 61 company-owned Bendon retail and outlet stores in Australia and New Zealand, as well as e-commerce sites. The company is based in Alexandria, Australia.

Cintas Company Profile

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Uniform Rental and Facility Services and First Aid and Safety Services segments. The company rents and services uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items; and provides restroom cleaning services and supplies, and carpet and tile cleaning services, as well as sells uniforms directly. It also offers first aid and safety services, and fire protection products and services. The company offers its products and services through its distribution network and local delivery routes, or local representatives to small service and manufacturing companies, as well as major corporations. Cintas Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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