Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) and PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and PVH Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vince Holding Corp. $258.72 million 0.11 -$1.31 million ($3.60) -0.17
PVH Corp. $8.41 billion 1.17 $1.14 billion $5.23 24.18

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

Volatility and Risk

Vince Holding Corp. has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PVH Corp. has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PVH Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Vince Holding Corp. does not pay a dividend. PVH Corp. pays out 2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.3% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.2% of PVH Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 58.4% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of PVH Corp. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vince Holding Corp. and PVH Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vince Holding Corp. 0 1 2 0 2.67
PVH Corp. 0 3 12 0 2.80

Vince Holding Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $3.17, suggesting a potential upside of 430.43%. PVH Corp. has a consensus target price of $137.29, suggesting a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Vince Holding Corp.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Vince Holding Corp. is more favorable than PVH Corp..

Profitability

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and PVH Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vince Holding Corp. -68.88% -120.03% -8.52%
PVH Corp. 4.96% 11.67% 5.13%

Summary

PVH Corp. beats Vince Holding Corp. on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vince Holding Corp.

Vince Holding Corp. (Vince) is a United States-based company, which offers a range of women’s and men’s apparel, women’s and men’s footwear, and handbags. The Company operates as a fashion brand. The Company operates in two segments: Wholesale and Direct-to-consumer. The Company’s Wholesale segment consists of its operations to distribute products to various department stores and specialty stores in the United States and select international markets. The Company’s Direct-to-consumer segment consists of its operations to distribute products directly to the consumer through its branded specialty retail stores, outlet stores and e-commerce platform. The Company utilizes luxe fabrications and various techniques to create its product assortment. The Company serves its customers through various channels, including wholesale department stores and specialty stores in the United States, as well as through its branded retail locations and its Website.

About PVH Corp.

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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