Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM) and Quiksilver (NYSE:ZQK) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Oxford Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Quiksilver does not pay a dividend. Oxford Industries pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oxford Industries has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Oxford Industries and Quiksilver, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oxford Industries 0 1 4 0 2.80
Quiksilver 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oxford Industries presently has a consensus target price of $68.80, suggesting a potential upside of 9.80%. Given Oxford Industries’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Oxford Industries is more favorable than Quiksilver.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oxford Industries and Quiksilver’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oxford Industries $1.04 billion 1.01 $135.16 million $2.97 21.10
Quiksilver N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Oxford Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Quiksilver.

Profitability

This table compares Oxford Industries and Quiksilver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oxford Industries 4.76% 14.00% 7.68%
Quiksilver -39.62% N/A -53.85%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.2% of Oxford Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Oxford Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Oxford Industries beats Quiksilver on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oxford Industries Company Profile

Oxford Industries, Inc. is an apparel company. The Company designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Tide lifestyle brands, other owned brands and licensed brands, as well as private label apparel products. It distributes its lifestyle branded products through its direct to consumer channels, consisting of its Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer full-price retail stores and its e-commerce sites for Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Tide, and through its wholesale distribution channels. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 128 Tommy Bahama and 40 Lilly Pulitzer full-price retail stores. Tommy Bahama designs, sources, markets and distributes men’s and women’s sportswear and related products. Tommy Bahama products are available in the Tommy Bahama stores and on its Website, tommybahama.com, as well as in department stores and independent specialty stores throughout the United States.

Quiksilver Company Profile

Quiksilver, Inc. is an outdoor sports lifestyle company. The Company designs, develops and distributes branded apparel, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company has four operating segments: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia/Pacific (APAC), and Corporate Operations. The Company’s Americas segment, consisting of North, South and Central America, includes revenues primarily from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The EMEA segment, consisting of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, includes revenues primarily from continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia and South Africa. The APAC segment, consisting of Asia and the Pacific Rim, includes revenues primarily from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia. The Company markets its products under the brands, such as Quiksilver, Roxy and DC. The Quiksilver brand includes a range of apparel and accessories for men and boys inspired by surfing and boardriding sports.

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