Lands’ End (NASDAQ: LE) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Lands’ End to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Lands’ End and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lands’ End 0 1 0 0 2.00
Lands’ End Competitors 513 2971 2900 84 2.40

Lands’ End presently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.83%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 6.33%. Given Lands’ End’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lands’ End is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Lands’ End has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lands’ End’s rivals have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.5% of Lands’ End shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Lands’ End shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lands’ End and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lands’ End $1.34 billion $39.65 million -3.65
Lands’ End Competitors $3.37 billion $449.09 million 22.15

Lands’ End’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lands’ End. Lands’ End 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.

Profitability

This table compares Lands’ End and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lands’ End -8.48% -0.73% -0.19%
Lands’ End Competitors 2.31% 4.96% 5.40%

Summary

Lands’ End rivals beat Lands’ End on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Lands’ End

Lands’ End, Inc. (Lands’ End) is a multi-channel retailer of casual clothing, accessories and footwear, as well as home products. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Company offers products through catalogs, online at www.landsend.com. The Direct segment sells products through the Company’s e-commerce Websites, international Websites and direct mail catalogs. The Retail segment sells products and services through Lands’ End Shops at Sears across the United States, the Company’s standalone Lands’ End Inlet stores and international shop-in-shops. The Company’s product categories include Apparel and Non-apparel. The Non-apparel category offers accessories, footwear and home goods. The Company provides embroidery, monogramming, gift wrapping, shipping and other services. In addition, the Company offers sheets and pillowcases, duvet covers and comforters, blankets and throws, mattress pads, towels, rugs and mats, school uniforms and shower curtains.

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