Carter’s (CRI) vs. Jerash Holdings (US) (JRSH) Critical Contrast

Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) and Jerash Holdings (US) (NASDAQ:JRSH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Carter’s and Jerash Holdings (US)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carter’s $3.40 billion 1.29 $302.76 million $5.76 16.66
Jerash Holdings (US) $69.29 million 0.94 $10.41 million N/A N/A

Carter’s has higher revenue and earnings than Jerash Holdings (US).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.6% of Carter’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Carter’s shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Carter’s and Jerash Holdings (US)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carter’s 8.44% 33.05% 13.23%
Jerash Holdings (US) 9.21% 16.59% 13.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Carter’s and Jerash Holdings (US), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carter’s 0 4 5 0 2.56
Jerash Holdings (US) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Carter’s presently has a consensus target price of $114.22, suggesting a potential upside of 19.01%. Given Carter’s’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Carter’s is more favorable than Jerash Holdings (US).

Dividends

Carter’s pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Jerash Holdings (US) does not pay a dividend. Carter’s pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Carter’s has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Carter’s beats Jerash Holdings (US) on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carter’s

Carter's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, and markets branded childrenswear under the Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, Simple Joys, OshKosh, Skip Hop, and other brands. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail, U.S. Wholesale, and International. Its Carter's products include baby products, such as bodysuits, pants, dresses, multi-piece sets, blankets, layette essentials, bibs, and booties; play clothes products comprising knit and woven cotton apparel; sleepwear products consisting of pajamas in cotton, fleece, and ploy-jersey; and other products, including bedding, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, socks, diaper bags, gift sets, toys, jewelry, cribs, paper goods, and hair accessories. The company's OshKosh brand products comprise playclothes products that include denim, overalls, woven bottoms, knit tops, bodysuits, and other playclothes for sizes newborn to 14. It also offers baby, sleepwear, outerwear, footwear, hosiery, and accessories under the OshKosh brand. The company distributes its products through department stores, chain and specialty stores, and discount retailers, as well as company-operated stores, and Websites. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 466 Carter's and 131 OshKosh stand-alone stores in the United States; 159 side-by-side and 74 co-branded stores in the United States; and 179 co-branded stores in Canada. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Jerash Holdings (US)

Jerash Holdings (US), Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and exports customized and ready-made sports and outerwear. The company offers jackets, polo shirts, crew neck shirts, pants, and shorts made from knitted fabric. It serves various brand-name retailers in the United States, Jordan, and internationally. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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