PVH Corp. (PVH) vs. Its Competitors Critical Analysis

PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare PVH Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PVH Corp. and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PVH Corp. $8.41 billion $1.14 billion 24.02
PVH Corp. Competitors $2.68 billion $378.24 million -4.34

PVH Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. PVH Corp. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.3% of PVH Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of PVH Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for PVH Corp. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PVH Corp. 0 3 13 0 2.81
PVH Corp. Competitors 302 1346 1922 76 2.49

PVH Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $137.93, suggesting a potential upside of 9.80%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 9.82%. Given PVH Corp.’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PVH Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

PVH Corp. has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PVH Corp.’s peers 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 PVH Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PVH Corp. 4.96% 11.67% 5.13%
PVH Corp. Competitors -1,510.85% 0.36% -4.73%

Dividends

PVH Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. PVH Corp. pays out 2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

PVH Corp. beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

PVH Corp. Company Profile

PVH Corp. is an apparel company. The Company operates through three segments: Calvin Klein, which consists of the Calvin Klein North America and Calvin Klein International segments; Tommy Hilfiger, which consists of the Tommy Hilfiger North America and Tommy Hilfiger International segments, and Heritage Brands, which consists of the Heritage Brands Wholesale and Heritage Brands Retail segments. The Company’s brand portfolio consists of various brand names, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Eagle, which are owned, and Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Sean John, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Michael Kors Collection and Chaps, which are licensed, as well as various other licensed and private label brands. The Company designs and markets dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, jeanswear, intimate apparel, swim products and handbags, footwear and other related products.

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