Financial Review: lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) & Its Rivals
lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare lululemon athletica inc. to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.4% of lululemon athletica inc. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of lululemon athletica inc. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares lululemon athletica inc. and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|lululemon athletica inc.||$2.44 billion||$519.98 million||27.95|
|lululemon athletica inc. Competitors||$2.68 billion||$378.34 million||-4.34|
lululemon athletica inc.’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than lululemon athletica inc.. lululemon athletica inc. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for lululemon athletica inc. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|lululemon athletica inc.||3||16||18||0||2.41|
|lululemon athletica inc. Competitors||302||1348||1924||76||2.49|
lululemon athletica inc. presently has a consensus price target of $65.77, indicating a potential upside of 13.13%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 9.68%. Given lululemon athletica inc.’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe lululemon athletica inc. is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares lululemon athletica inc. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|lululemon athletica inc.||11.68%||22.51%||18.58%|
|lululemon athletica inc. Competitors||-1,510.85%||0.36%||-4.73%|
Risk & Volatility
lululemon athletica inc. has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, lululemon athletica inc.’s rivals have a beta of 0.72, meaning that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
lululemon athletica inc. beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About lululemon athletica inc.
lululemon athletica inc. is a designer, distributor and retailer of athletic apparel. The Company operates through two segments: Company-operated stores and Direct to consumer. It is also engaged in the sale from outlets, showrooms, sales from temporary locations, sales to wholesale accounts, warehouse sales, and license and supply arrangements. Its direct to consumer segment generates revenue from its lululemon and ivivva e-commerce Websites, www.lululemon.com and www.ivivva.com, and other country and region specific Websites. It offers a range of apparel and accessories for women, men and female youth. The Company’s apparel assortment includes items, such as pants, shorts, tops, and jackets designed for healthy lifestyle and athletic activities, such as yoga, running, training, most other sweaty pursuits, and athletic wear for female youth. The Company also offers fitness-related accessories, including an array of items, such as bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and water bottles.
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