K Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare K Swiss to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares K Swiss and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
K Swiss N/A N/A N/A
K Swiss Competitors -1,575.44% -11.48% -8.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for K Swiss and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
K Swiss 0 0 0 0 N/A
K Swiss Competitors 262 1302 1915 73 2.51

As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 14.29%. Given K Swiss’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe K Swiss has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.1% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

K Swiss has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K Swiss’ peers have a beta of 0.74, meaning that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares K Swiss and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
K Swiss N/A N/A -4.84
K Swiss Competitors $3.00 billion $167.09 million 594.97

K Swiss’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than K Swiss. K Swiss is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

About K Swiss

K-Swiss Inc. (K-Swiss) is engaged in designing, developing and marketing an array of footwear, apparel and accessories for athletic, sports and fitness activities and casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. The Company also designs, develops and markets footwear for adventurers for all terrains under the Palladium brand. The Company sells products primarily to footwear stores, pro shops, sporting goods stores and department stores. Internationally, as of December 31, 2011, K-Swiss had the right to market its products in 124 countries through eight international subsidiaries and 29 distributors. During the year ended December 31, 2011, approximately 60%, 21%, 17% and 2% of the Company’s footwear products were manufactured in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, respectively. In May 2013, E.Land World Ltd. completed the acquisition of K Swiss Inc in a merger transaction.

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