Financial Survey: Burlington (BURL) versus Its Rivals

Burlington (NYSE: BURL) is one of 191 publicly-traded companies in the “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Burlington to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Burlington and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Burlington 0 0 16 0 3.00
Burlington Competitors 2107 11427 15200 588 2.49

Burlington currently has a consensus target price of $130.20, indicating a potential upside of 1.79%. As a group, “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies have a potential upside of 8.01%. Given Burlington’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Burlington has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Burlington and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Burlington 6.31% -754.89% 11.19%
Burlington Competitors -0.23% -208.03% 3.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.7% of shares of all “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Burlington shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “NONFOOD RETAIL/WH” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Burlington $6.11 billion $384.85 million 23.21
Burlington Competitors $8.90 billion $395.71 million -627.04

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

Volatility & Risk

Burlington has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Burlington’s competitors have a beta of 1.17, meaning that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Burlington competitors beat Burlington on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Burlington

Burlington Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of branded apparel products in the United States. The company offers fashion-focused merchandise, including ladies sportswear, menswear, youth apparel, baby furniture, footwear, accessories, home d├ęcor and gifts, and coats. It operates 629 stores, including an Internet store in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Burlington Stores, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey.

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