DS Healthcare Group (NASDAQ: DSKX) is one of 33 public companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare DS Healthcare Group to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
DS Healthcare Group N/A N/A -0.02
DS Healthcare Group Competitors $14.48 billion $2.96 billion 14.46

DS Healthcare Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DS Healthcare Group. DS Healthcare Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DS Healthcare Group -104.81% N/A -196.55%
DS Healthcare Group Competitors -44.39% 134.28% 5.61%

Risk and Volatility

DS Healthcare Group has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DS Healthcare Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.09, meaning that their average stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.5% of DS Healthcare Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.4% of DS Healthcare Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for DS Healthcare Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DS Healthcare Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
DS Healthcare Group Competitors 349 1207 1482 23 2.39

As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential upside of 7.11%. Given DS Healthcare Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DS Healthcare Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

DS Healthcare Group competitors beat DS Healthcare Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

DS Healthcare Group Company Profile

DS Healthcare Group, Inc., doing business as DS Laboratories, is a personal care, product development and marketing company. The Company develops and markets branded personal care products that address thinning hair conditions, skin care and other personal care needs. It develops technologies and products for hair care and personal care needs. Its technologies include Liposome Technology, which acts as a carrier agent, and is designed to enhance the act ion of the active ingredients in its products, and Nanosome Technology, which acts as a delivery vehicle, and is designed to infuse active compounds into targeted cells. The Company products are primarily sold under its DS Laboratories brand. It also sells certain products under its Polaris Labs and Sigma Skin brands. It markets and sells these products through salons, spas, department stores, specialty retailers and distributors. The Company offers products under three product categories: Hair Care, Skin Care and Personal Care.

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