Comparing Genesco (GCO) & Its Rivals
Genesco (NYSE: GCO) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Genesco to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
94.4% of Genesco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Genesco shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Genesco and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Genesco||$2.85 billion||$184.95 million||7.18|
|Genesco Competitors||$3.36 billion||$448.52 million||21.45|
Genesco’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Genesco. Genesco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current ratings for Genesco and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Genesco currently has a consensus price target of $32.67, suggesting a potential upside of 28.86%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.91%. Given Genesco’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Genesco is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Genesco and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Genesco has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genesco’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Genesco beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Genesco Company Profile
Genesco Inc. is a retailer and wholesaler of footwear, apparel and accessories. The Company operates in five segments: Journeys Group, Schuh Group, Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands. It relies on independent third-party manufacturers for production of its footwear products sold at wholesale. It sources footwear and accessory products from foreign manufacturers located in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Peru, Romania, Taiwan and Vietnam. As of January 28, 2017, it operated 2,794 retail footwear, headwear and sports apparel and accessory stores and leased departments located primarily throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, including 147 headwear and sports apparel and accessory stores and 87 footwear stores in Canada and 128 footwear stores in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Germany.
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