Contrasting Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS) & Kate Spade & Co (LIZ)
Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) and Kate Spade & Co (NYSE:LIZ) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Kate Spade & Co, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||3||17||9||0||2.21|
|Kate Spade & Co||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Michael Kors Holdings Limited presently has a consensus target price of $46.19, suggesting a potential downside of 3.64%. Given Michael Kors Holdings Limited’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Michael Kors Holdings Limited is more favorable than Kate Spade & Co.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.1% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Kate Spade & Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||11.91%||40.26%||26.12%|
|Kate Spade & Co||0.44%||1.11%||0.43%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and Kate Spade & Co’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Michael Kors Holdings Limited||$4,493.70||1.62||$552.50||$3.22||14.89|
|Kate Spade & Co||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Michael Kors Holdings Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Kate Spade & Co.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited beats Kate Spade & Co on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Michael Kors Holdings Limited
Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a designer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded women’s apparel and accessories and men’s apparel bearing the Michael Kors tradename and related trademarks MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, and various other related trademarks and logos. The Company operates through three segments: retail, wholesale and licensing. The Retail operations consist of collection stores and lifestyle stores, including concessions and outlet stores, located primarily in the Americas (the United States, Canada and Latin America), Europe and Asia, as well as e-commerce. Wholesale revenues are principally derived from major department and specialty stores located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company licenses its trademarks on products, such as fragrances, beauty, eyewear, leather goods, jewelry, watches, coats, men’s suits, swimwear, furs and ties, as well as through geographic licenses.
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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