DS Healthcare Group (OTCMKTS: DSKX) is one of 32 public companies in the “Personal Products” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare DS Healthcare Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DS Healthcare Group $12.95 million -$6.93 million -0.04
DS Healthcare Group Competitors $16.34 billion $2.21 billion 406.73

DS Healthcare Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DS Healthcare Group. DS Healthcare Group 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.

Profitability

This table compares DS Healthcare Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DS Healthcare Group -62.31% -1,304.25% -117.85%
DS Healthcare Group Competitors -23.34% 73.78% 1.23%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for DS Healthcare Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DS Healthcare Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
DS Healthcare Group Competitors 362 1263 1529 24 2.38

As a group, “Personal Products” companies have a potential upside of 13.06%. Given DS Healthcare Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DS Healthcare Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of DS Healthcare Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.6% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.4% of DS Healthcare Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Personal Products” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

DS Healthcare Group has a beta of -0.19, indicating that its share price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DS Healthcare Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DS Healthcare Group competitors beat DS Healthcare Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About DS Healthcare Group

DS Healthcare Group, Inc., doing business as DS Laboratories, is a personal care, product development and marketing company. The Company develops and markets branded personal care products that address thinning hair conditions, skin care and other personal care needs. It develops technologies and products for hair care and personal care needs. Its technologies include Liposome Technology, which acts as a carrier agent, and is designed to enhance the act ion of the active ingredients in its products, and Nanosome Technology, which acts as a delivery vehicle, and is designed to infuse active compounds into targeted cells. The Company products are primarily sold under its DS Laboratories brand. It also sells certain products under its Polaris Labs and Sigma Skin brands. It markets and sells these products through salons, spas, department stores, specialty retailers and distributors. The Company offers products under three product categories: Hair Care, Skin Care and Personal Care.

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