Signet Jewelers (SIG) and SALVATORE FERRA/ADR (SFRGY) Critical Comparison

Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) and SALVATORE FERRA/ADR (OTCMKTS:SFRGY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Signet Jewelers and SALVATORE FERRA/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Signet Jewelers 1 7 0 0 1.88
SALVATORE FERRA/ADR 1 0 0 0 1.00

Signet Jewelers presently has a consensus target price of $37.97, suggesting a potential upside of 40.16%. Given Signet Jewelers’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Signet Jewelers is more favorable than SALVATORE FERRA/ADR.

Dividends

Signet Jewelers pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. SALVATORE FERRA/ADR does not pay a dividend. Signet Jewelers pays out 22.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Signet Jewelers has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Signet Jewelers and SALVATORE FERRA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Signet Jewelers -3.23% 15.90% 5.47%
SALVATORE FERRA/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Signet Jewelers and SALVATORE FERRA/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Signet Jewelers $6.25 billion 0.22 $519.30 million $6.51 4.16
SALVATORE FERRA/ADR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Signet Jewelers has higher revenue and earnings than SALVATORE FERRA/ADR.

Summary

Signet Jewelers beats SALVATORE FERRA/ADR on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Signet Jewelers

Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of diamond jewelry, watches, and other products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Its Sterling Jewelers division operates stores in malls and off-mall locations primarily under the Kay Jewelers, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, Jared Vault, and various mall-based regional brands, as well as JamesAllen.com, an online jewelry retailer Website. As of February 3, 2018, this division operated 1,586 stores. The company's Zale division operates jewelry stores and mall-based kiosks in shopping malls mainly under the Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Peoples Jewellers, Gordon's Jewelers, and Mappins Jewellers regional brands. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 868 jewelry stores and 598 mall-based kiosks. Its UK Jewelry division operates stores in shopping malls and off-mall locations principally under the H.Samuel and Ernest Jones brands. As of February 3, 2018, this division operated 504 stores. The company also operates a diamond polishing factory, which is involved in diamond sourcing and polishing activities. Signet Jewelers Limited was founded in 1950 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About SALVATORE FERRA/ADR

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, creates, produces, and sells luxury goods for men and women worldwide. The company offers footwear, leather goods, apparel, silk goods, jewels, other accessories, and fragrances, as well as eyewear and watches. It provides handbags; suitcases; belts; wallets; soft accessories, such as silk twill, scarves, gloves and hats, and hair accessories; lifestyle accessories; jewelry; and ready to wear products, including outwear, knitwear, jacket and blazers, dresses, tops and shirts, pants, skirts, and children products. It also offers fragrances and related products under the Salvatore Ferragamo and Ungaro brands. In addition, the company licenses its Salvatore Ferragamo brand; and provides real estate management services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a network of 410 Ferragamo single brand stores; and 275 single brand stores or stores-in-stores managed by third parties, as well as through a multibrand channel. The company was formerly known as Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A. and changed its name to Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. in April 2011. Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. was founded in 1927 and is based in Florence, Italy. Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Ferragamo Finanziaria S.p.A.

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