Lands’ End (NASDAQ: LE) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Lands’ End to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Lands’ End has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lands’ End’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.5% of Lands’ End shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Lands’ End 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Lands’ End and its competitors’ 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 2.27% 4.83% 5.33%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lands’ End and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lands’ End $1.34 billion $39.65 million -3.63
Lands’ End Competitors $3.37 billion $449.09 million 21.84

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lands’ End and its competitors, 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 515 2977 2903 84 2.39

Lands’ End presently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.28%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 6.34%. Given Lands’ End’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lands’ End is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Lands’ End competitors 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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