Differential Brands Group (NASDAQ: DFBG) is one of 26 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Differential Brands Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Differential Brands Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Differential Brands Group $159.73 million $4.56 million -1.44
Differential Brands Group Competitors $2.68 billion $378.24 million -4.49

Differential Brands Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Differential Brands Group. Differential Brands Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Differential Brands Group has a beta of -1.72, indicating that its share price is 272% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Differential Brands Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Differential Brands Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Differential Brands Group -8.85% -29.02% -7.53%
Differential Brands Group Competitors -1,510.85% 0.36% -4.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Differential Brands Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Differential Brands Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Differential Brands Group Competitors 301 1345 1922 76 2.49

Differential Brands Group currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 223.62%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 6.05%. Given Differential Brands Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Differential Brands Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.6% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 62.5% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Differential Brands Group rivals beat Differential Brands Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Differential Brands Group Company Profile

Differential Brands Group Inc., formerly Joe’s Jeans Inc., is engaged in the design, development and marketing of apparel products, which include denim jeans, related casual wear and accessories. The Company offers its products under various brands, such as Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS. Its segments are Wholesale and Retail. Its Wholesale segment consists of sales of Hudson products to retailers, specialty stores and international distributors. Its Retail segment consists of sales of its products to consumers through its retail Internet sites for Hudson products. The Hudson product line includes women’s, men’s and children’s denim jeans, pants and other bottoms. The Robert Graham product line includes men’s sport shirts, pants, sweaters, knits, t-shirts, sportcoats, outerwear and swimwear. Through SWIMS brand, it distributes a range of footwear, swimwear, outerwear, ready-to-wear and accessories across the world through department stores, independent specialty and luxury resorts.

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