Reviewing K Swiss (KSWS) & Its Competitors
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 rivals? We will compare K Swiss to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares K Swiss and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|K Swiss Competitors||-1,575.39%||-11.68%||-8.08%|
K Swiss has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K Swiss’ rivals have a beta of 0.69, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares K Swiss and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|K Swiss Competitors||$3.00 billion||$167.09 million||405.93|
K Swiss’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than K Swiss. K Swiss 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
49.5% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for K Swiss and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|K Swiss Competitors||265||1309||1928||73||2.51|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 14.77%. Given K Swiss’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe K Swiss has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
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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