Head to Head Survey: Gildan Activewear (GIL) vs. Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE)
Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Gildan Activewear pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Lakeland Industries does not pay a dividend. Gildan Activewear pays out 22.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lakeland Industries has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Gildan Activewear and Lakeland Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gildan Activewear||$2.66 billion||2.54||$547.33 million||$1.65||18.18|
|Lakeland Industries||$88.78 million||1.26||$10.64 million||$0.77||20.00|
Gildan Activewear has higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Gildan Activewear is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lakeland Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gildan Activewear and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gildan Activewear presently has a consensus target price of $35.33, suggesting a potential upside of 17.82%. Given Gildan Activewear’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Gildan Activewear is more favorable than Lakeland Industries.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
77.2% of Gildan Activewear shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.0% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Gildan Activewear and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Gildan Activewear has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Gildan Activewear beats Lakeland Industries on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gildan Activewear Company Profile
Gildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. The Company operates through two segments: Printwear and Branded Apparel. The Printwear segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes undecorated activewear products. The Branded Apparel segment designs, manufactures, sources, markets, and distributes branded family apparel, which includes athletic, casual and dress socks, underwear, activewear, sheer hosiery, legwear, and shapewear products, which are sold to retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company sells its products under various brands, including the Gildan, Gold Toe, Anvil, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Alstyle, Secret, Silks, Kushyfoot, Secret Silky, Therapy Plus, Peds, and MediPeds brands. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Lakeland Industries Company Profile
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company’s products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories.
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