ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S (ESPGY) versus VOESTALPINE AG/ADR (VLPNY) Head-To-Head Comparison

ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S (OTCMKTS:ESPGY) and VOESTALPINE AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:VLPNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S and VOESTALPINE AG/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S and VOESTALPINE AG/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S $1.98 billion 0.20 -$326.40 million N/A N/A
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR $15.09 billion 0.33 $933.94 million $1.03 5.50

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S.

Profitability

This table compares ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S and VOESTALPINE AG/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S N/A N/A N/A
VOESTALPINE AG/ADR 6.03% 12.20% 5.15%

Risk & Volatility

ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VOESTALPINE AG/ADR has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S does not pay a dividend. VOESTALPINE AG/ADR pays out 20.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

VOESTALPINE AG/ADR beats ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ESPRIT HOLDINGS/S

Esprit Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the retail and wholesale distribution, and licensing of fashion and non-apparel products. The company offers casuals, including body wear, swimwear, accessories, and shoes; sportswear; and lifestyle and home products, such as time wear, jewelry, eyewear, fragrances, socks and tights, and umbrellas, as well as products for mums under the Esprit and edc brand names for women, men, and kids. It is also involved in the provision of financial services; and property investment activities. The company operates in approximately 40 countries comprising Germany, Rest of Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific countries through a network of 20 eshops; 586 retail stores; and 5,482 wholesale points of sales. Esprit Holdings Limited was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Ratingen, Germany.

About VOESTALPINE AG/ADR

voestalpine AG processes, develops, and manufactures steel products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Steel, High Performance Metals, Metal Engineering, Metal Forming, and Other. The Steel division produces hot and cold-rolled steel strips, as well as electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized, and organically coated steel strips; and heavy plates for the energy sector, as well as turbine casings. It serves the automotive, white/consumer goods, building/construction, energy, mechanical engineering, and others. The High Performance Metals segment offers special alloys for the oil and natural gas, aerospace, and energy engineering industries; tool manufacturing, heat treatment, and coating services; and warehousing and preprocessing of special steels, as well as services, including logistics, distribution, and processing for the oil and natural gas industries. The Metal Engineering division offers rails and turnout products, rod wires, drawn wires, seamless tubes, and welding filler materials; track-based monitoring systems for various railway applications; and services for railway sector. The Metal Forming division manufactures special tubes and sections, and precision strip steel products, as well as pre-finished system components made from pressed, punched, and roll-profiled parts for use in automotive, white goods/consumer goods, building/construction, energy, mechanical engineering, and others. It also provides cold-rolled precision strip steel. voestalpine AG is based in Linz, Austria.

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