Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Michael Kors Holdings Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.4% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Michael Kors Holdings Limited and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Michael Kors Holdings Limited 3 19 5 0 2.07
Michael Kors Holdings Limited Competitors 607 3137 2935 91 2.37

Michael Kors Holdings Limited currently has a consensus price target of $43.42, indicating a potential downside of 5.84%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 8.84%. Given Michael Kors Holdings Limited’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Michael Kors Holdings Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and its competitors’ 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%
Michael Kors Holdings Limited Competitors 1.09% -2.00% 3.77%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Michael Kors Holdings Limited and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Michael Kors Holdings Limited $4.46 billion $1.07 billion 14.32
Michael Kors Holdings Limited Competitors $3.36 billion $449.70 million 21.44

Michael Kors Holdings Limited has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Michael Kors Holdings Limited 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.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited Company Profile

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.

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