Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) is one of 26 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Lakeland Industries to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.1, meaning that its stock price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries’ competitors have a beta of 0.72, meaning that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lakeland Industries and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lakeland Industries $88.78 million $10.64 million 16.71
Lakeland Industries Competitors $2.68 billion $378.14 million -4.35

Lakeland Industries’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Lakeland Industries is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Lakeland Industries and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lakeland Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Lakeland Industries Competitors 297 1336 1915 76 2.49

Lakeland Industries presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.39%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 3.74%. Given Lakeland Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Lakeland Industries is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.4% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Lakeland Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lakeland Industries 6.65% 8.37% 7.11%
Lakeland Industries Competitors -1,518.08% -7.08% -7.75%

Summary

Lakeland Industries beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Lakeland Industries

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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