Critical Review: PVH Corp. (PVH) versus The Competition
PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PVH Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
PVH Corp. has a beta of 0.46, meaning that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PVH Corp.’s peers have a beta of 0.72, meaning that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
PVH Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. PVH Corp. pays out 2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares PVH Corp. and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PVH Corp.||$8.41 billion||$1.14 billion||24.18|
|PVH Corp. Competitors||$2.68 billion||$378.14 million||-4.35|
PVH Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. PVH Corp. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for PVH Corp. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|PVH Corp. Competitors||297||1336||1915||76||2.49|
PVH Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $137.29, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 4.09%. Given PVH Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe PVH Corp. is more favorable than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.2% of PVH Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of PVH Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares PVH Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|PVH Corp. Competitors||-1,518.09%||-7.10%||-7.77%|
PVH Corp. beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
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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