Guess? (NYSE: GES) and Under Armour (NYSE:UA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Guess? and Under Armour’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Guess?||$2.21 billion||0.55||$22.76 million||($0.04)||-372.25|
|Under Armour||$4.98 billion||1.25||-$48.26 million||($0.12)||-117.32|
Guess? has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Under Armour. Guess? is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Under Armour, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Guess? and Under Armour, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Guess? presently has a consensus price target of $15.42, suggesting a potential upside of 3.53%. Under Armour has a consensus price target of $15.55, suggesting a potential upside of 10.44%. Given Under Armour’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Under Armour is more favorable than Guess?.
Risk and Volatility
Guess? has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Under Armour has a beta of -0.84, suggesting that its share price is 184% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Guess? pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Under Armour does not pay a dividend. Guess? pays out -2,250.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Guess? and Under Armour’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
82.4% of Guess? shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.3% of Under Armour shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.6% of Guess? shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Guess? beats Under Armour on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Guess? Company Profile
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale and Licensing. The Americas Retail segment includes the Company’s retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America. The Europe segment includes the Company’s retail, e-commerce and wholesale operations in Europe and the Middle East. The Asia segment includes the Company’s retail, e-commerce and wholesale operations in Asia. The Asia segment includes the Company’s retail, e-commerce and wholesale operations in Asia. The Licensing segment includes the around the world licensing operations of the Company. Its apparel is marketed under various names, including GUESS, GUESS?, GUESS U.S.A., GUESS Jeans, MARCIANO, Question Mark and Triangle Design, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, YES, G by GUESS and GUESS by MARCIANO.
Under Armour Company Profile
Under Armour, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. It also provides various footwear products, including running, basketball, cleated, slides and performance training, and outdoor footwear. In addition, the company offers accessories, which include headwear, bags, and gloves; and digital fitness subscriptions, as well as digital advertising through MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, and Endomondo applications. It primarily offers its products under the UA Logo, UNDER ARMOUR, UA, ARMOUR, HEATGEAR, COLDGEAR, ALLSEASONGEAR, PROTECT THIS HOUSE, and I WILL, as well as ARMOURBITE, ARMOURSTORM, ARMOUR FLEECE, ARMOUR BRA, and UNDER ARMOUR CONNECTED FITNESS brands. The company sells its products through wholesale channels, including national and regional sporting goods chains, independent and specialty retailers, department store chains, institutional athletic departments, and leagues and teams, as well as independent distributors; and directly to consumers through a network of brand and factory house stores, and Website. Under Armour, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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