Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE: EL) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) pays out 40.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Personal Products” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 46.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) $11.82 billion $2.35 billion 32.84
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors $14.67 billion $2.94 billion 14.19

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The). Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 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.

Profitability

This table compares Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 10.56% 32.38% 11.90%
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors -22.64% 150.10% 6.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) 0 5 17 0 2.77
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Competitors 313 1010 1219 23 2.37

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus price target of $111.52, indicating a potential upside of 1.37%. As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential downside of 0.42%. Given Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.09, suggesting that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.6% of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced. Its skin care products include moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices and sun care products.

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