Lakeland Industries (LAKE) & lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) Financial Survey
Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) and lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
42.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.3% of lululemon athletica inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of lululemon athletica inc. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Lakeland Industries and lululemon athletica inc., as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|lululemon athletica inc.||3||15||19||0||2.43|
Lakeland Industries presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.29%. lululemon athletica inc. has a consensus price target of $65.72, indicating a potential upside of 6.37%. Given Lakeland Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lakeland Industries is more favorable than lululemon athletica inc..
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lakeland Industries and lululemon athletica inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lakeland Industries||$86.18 million||1.36||$3.89 million||$0.82||17.81|
|lululemon athletica inc.||$2.34 billion||3.57||$303.38 million||$2.08||29.71|
lululemon athletica inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Lakeland Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than lululemon athletica inc., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, lululemon athletica inc. has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Lakeland Industries and lululemon athletica inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|lululemon athletica inc.||11.68%||22.51%||18.58%|
lululemon athletica inc. beats Lakeland Industries on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lakeland Industries
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company’s products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories.
About lululemon athletica inc.
lululemon athletica inc. is a designer, distributor and retailer of athletic apparel. The Company operates through two segments: Company-operated stores and Direct to consumer. It is also engaged in the sale from outlets, showrooms, sales from temporary locations, sales to wholesale accounts, warehouse sales, and license and supply arrangements. Its direct to consumer segment generates revenue from its lululemon and ivivva e-commerce Websites, www.lululemon.com and www.ivivva.com, and other country and region specific Websites. It offers a range of apparel and accessories for women, men and female youth. The Company’s apparel assortment includes items, such as pants, shorts, tops, and jackets designed for healthy lifestyle and athletic activities, such as yoga, running, training, most other sweaty pursuits, and athletic wear for female youth. The Company also offers fitness-related accessories, including an array of items, such as bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and water bottles.
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