V.F. Corporation (VFC) & Its Rivals Critical Review
V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare V.F. Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
48.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of V.F. Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.7% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
V.F. Corporation has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, V.F. Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for V.F. Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|V.F. Corporation Competitors||240||1232||1881||72||2.52|
V.F. Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $61.89, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 5.52%. Given V.F. Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe V.F. Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
V.F. Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. V.F. Corporation pays out 64.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. V.F. Corporation has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares V.F. Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|V.F. Corporation||$12.01 billion||$1.87 billion||24.91|
|V.F. Corporation Competitors||$2.68 billion||$378.34 million||-3.63|
V.F. Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. V.F. Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares V.F. Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|V.F. Corporation Competitors||-1,512.44%||-11.23%||-7.75%|
V.F. Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
V.F. Corporation Company Profile
V.F. Corporation (VF) is engaged in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The Company’s segments include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. Its Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition is a group of authentic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle brands. Its product offerings include apparel, footwear, equipment, backpacks, luggage and accessories. Its Imagewear coalition consists of the Image business. Its Wrangler brand offers denim, apparel, accessories and footwear through mass merchants, specialty stores and department stores in the United States, VF-operated stores and online at www.wrangler.com. The Sportswear coalition consists of the Nautica and Kipling brand businesses in North America (the Kipling brand outside of North America is managed by the Outdoor & Action Sports coalition).
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