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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.5% of Duluth Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.9% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 70.4% of Duluth Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.9% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Duluth Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Duluth Holdings 0 3 5 0 2.63
Duluth Holdings Competitors 239 1232 1878 72 2.52

Duluth Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $27.01, suggesting a potential upside of 30.78%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 4.81%. Given Duluth Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Duluth Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Duluth Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Duluth Holdings 4.64% 17.05% 11.69%
Duluth Holdings Competitors -1,512.44% -11.23% -7.75%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Duluth Holdings and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Duluth Holdings $411.57 million $37.84 million 35.60
Duluth Holdings Competitors $2.68 billion $378.34 million -4.14

Duluth Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Duluth Holdings. Duluth Holdings 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.

Volatility and Risk

Duluth Holdings has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duluth Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Duluth Holdings beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Duluth Holdings

Duluth Holdings Inc. is a lifestyle brand of men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories. The Company offers a line of functional products, such as its Longtail T shirts, Buck Naked underwear and Fire Hose work pants. The Company’s segments include direct and retail. The direct segment includes revenues from the Company’s Website and catalogs. The retail segment includes revenues from the Company’s retail and outlet stores. The Company offers its products under the Duluth Trading brand. The Company’s Website, www.duluthtrading.com, serves as a storefront for its product assortment. As of January 29, 2017, the Company operated 14 retail stores and two outlet stores. The Company’s stores range in size from approximately 6,000 to 14,000 selling square feet. The Company’s products also include Ballroom jeans, Duluthflex clothing, Armachillo shirts, Dry on the Fly pants, Armachillo underwear and No-Yank Tank.

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