G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ: GIII) and PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.4% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.7% of PVH Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of PVH Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


PVH Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. G-III Apparel Group, LTD. does not pay a dividend. PVH Corp. pays out 2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for G-III Apparel Group, LTD. and PVH Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 0 3 7 0 2.70
PVH Corp. 0 2 12 0 2.86

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. currently has a consensus price target of $32.56, indicating a potential upside of 11.15%. PVH Corp. has a consensus price target of $136.92, indicating a potential upside of 7.17%. Given G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe G-III Apparel Group, LTD. is more favorable than PVH Corp..

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares G-III Apparel Group, LTD. and PVH Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. $2.46 billion 0.58 $136.11 million $0.69 42.45
PVH Corp. $8.41 billion 1.18 $1.11 billion $5.23 24.43

PVH Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than G-III Apparel Group, LTD.. PVH Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than G-III Apparel Group, LTD., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PVH Corp. has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares G-III Apparel Group, LTD. and PVH Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 1.23% 4.67% 2.76%
PVH Corp. 4.96% 11.67% 5.13%


PVH Corp. beats G-III Apparel Group, LTD. on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. Company Profile

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets a range of apparel products. The Company operates through two segments: wholesale operations and retail operations. Its apparel products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women’s suits and women’s performance wear, as well as women’s handbags, footwear, small leather goods, cold weather accessories and luggage. The Company’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, DKNY Jeans, Vilebrequin, G-III Sports by Carl Banks, Eliza J, Black Rivet and Jessica Howard. It has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, it has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. It also operates retail stores under the Donna Karan, Wilsons Leather, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

PVH Corp. Company Profile

PVH Corp. is an apparel company. The Company operates through three segments: Calvin Klein, which consists of the Calvin Klein North America and Calvin Klein International segments; Tommy Hilfiger, which consists of the Tommy Hilfiger North America and Tommy Hilfiger International segments, and Heritage Brands, which consists of the Heritage Brands Wholesale and Heritage Brands Retail segments. The Company’s brand portfolio consists of various brand names, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Eagle, which are owned, and Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Sean John, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Michael Kors Collection and Chaps, which are licensed, as well as various other licensed and private label brands. The Company designs and markets dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, jeanswear, intimate apparel, swim products and handbags, footwear and other related products.

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