PVH (NYSE: PVH) and Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PVH and Crocs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
PVH pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Crocs does not pay a dividend. PVH pays out 2.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.2% of PVH shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Crocs shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of PVH shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Crocs shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares PVH and Crocs’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PVH||$8.20 billion||1.36||$549.00 million||$6.72||21.52|
|Crocs||$1.02 billion||1.06||$10.23 million||($0.16)||-98.88|
PVH has higher revenue and earnings than Crocs. Crocs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PVH, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
PVH has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crocs has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares PVH and Crocs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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PVH beats Crocs on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
PVH Company Profile
PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Calvin Klein North America, Calvin Klein International, Tommy Hilfiger North America, Tommy Hilfiger International, Heritage Brands Wholesale, and Heritage Brands Retail segments. It designs, markets, and retails men's and women's apparel and accessories, branded dress shirts, neckwear, sportswear, jeans wear, intimate apparel, swim products, handbags, footwear, golf apparel, fragrances, cosmetics, eyewear, socks, jewelry, watches, outerwear, small leather goods, and furnishings, as well as other related products. The company offers its products under its own brands, such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's, Olga, and Eagle; and licensed brands comprising Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Sean John, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Michael Kors Collection, and Chaps, as well as various other licensed and private label brands. It also licenses its own brands over various products. The company distributes its products at wholesale in department, chain, specialty, mass market, club, off-price, and independent stores; and through company-operated full-price specialty and outlet stores, as well as through e-commerce sites. PVH Corp. was founded in 1881 and is based in New York, New York.
Crocs Company Profile
Crocs, Inc. is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of casual lifestyle footwear and accessories for men, women, and children. The Company’s segments include Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Its products include footwear and accessories that utilize its closed-cell resin, called Croslite, as well as casual lifestyle footwear that use a range of materials. Its Croslite material enables the Company to produce non-marking, and odor-resistant footwear. As of December 31, 2016, the Company sold its products in over 90 countries through domestic and international retailers and distributors, and directly to consumers through its company-operated retail stores, outlets, e-commerce store sites and kiosks. The Company’s sales channels include wholesale, which includes distributors, Crocs owned retail and Crocs e-commerce.
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