Kate Spade & Co (NYSE: KATE) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kate Spade & Co to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kate Spade & Co and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kate Spade & Co N/A N/A 16.66
Kate Spade & Co Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 21.45

Kate Spade & Co’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kate Spade & Co. Kate Spade & Co is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kate Spade & Co and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kate Spade & Co 1 13 1 0 2.00
Kate Spade & Co Competitors 511 2956 2886 84 2.40

Kate Spade & Co currently has a consensus target price of $20.04, suggesting a potential upside of 8.39%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.96%. Given Kate Spade & Co’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kate Spade & Co is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Kate Spade & Co and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kate Spade & Co 0.44% 1.11% 0.43%
Kate Spade & Co Competitors 0.80% -2.79% 3.26%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.9% of Kate Spade & Co shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Kate Spade & Co shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Kate Spade & Co has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kate Spade & Co’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kate Spade & Co peers beat Kate Spade & Co on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Kate Spade & Co

Kate Spade & Company is engaged in the design and marketing of a range of accessories and apparel. It operates through three segments. The KATE SPADE North America segment consists of the Company’s kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in North America. The KATE SPADE International segment consists of the Company’s kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in international markets, which operates principally in Japan, Asia (excluding Japan), Europe and Latin America). The Adelington Design Group segment primarily consists of exclusive arrangements to supply jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands. In addition, the Adelington Design Group segment serves J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCPenney) through exclusive supplier agreements for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET jewelry lines. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 98 the United States Specialty Retail Stores; 35 Foreign Specialty Retail Stores; 65 the United States Outlet Stores; 17 Foreign Outlet Stores, and 54 Concessions.

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